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Letting the Gorilla Emerge From the Mist: Getting Past Post-Truth

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Letting the Gorilla Emerge From the Mist : Getting Past Post-Truth. / Lewandowsky, Stephan; Cook, John; Ecker, Ullrich K.H.

In: Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Vol. 6, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 418-424.

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Lewandowsky, S, Cook, J & Ecker, UKH 2017, 'Letting the Gorilla Emerge From the Mist: Getting Past Post-Truth', Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 418-424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.11.002

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Lewandowsky, S., Cook, J., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2017). Letting the Gorilla Emerge From the Mist: Getting Past Post-Truth. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 6(4), 418-424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.11.002

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Lewandowsky S, Cook J, Ecker UKH. Letting the Gorilla Emerge From the Mist: Getting Past Post-Truth. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 2017 Dec 1;6(4):418-424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.11.002

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Lewandowsky, Stephan ; Cook, John ; Ecker, Ullrich K.H. / Letting the Gorilla Emerge From the Mist : Getting Past Post-Truth. In: Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 2017 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 418-424.

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