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Sequential dependencies in recall of sequences : Filling in the blanks. / Farrell, Simon; Hurlstone, Mark J.; Lewandowsky, Stephan.

In: Memory and Cognition, Vol. 41, No. 6, 01.08.2013, p. 938-952.

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Farrell, S, Hurlstone, MJ & Lewandowsky, S 2013, 'Sequential dependencies in recall of sequences: Filling in the blanks', Memory and Cognition, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 938-952. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-013-0310-0

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Farrell, Simon ; Hurlstone, Mark J. ; Lewandowsky, Stephan. / Sequential dependencies in recall of sequences : Filling in the blanks. In: Memory and Cognition. 2013 ; Vol. 41, No. 6. pp. 938-952.

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