Physiological techniques in behavioral research
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Physiological techniques in behavioral research by Singh, Devendra

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Published by Brooks/Cole Pub. Co. in Monterey, Calif .
Written in English


  • Neuropsychology -- Technique.

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Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementDevendra Singh, David D. Avery.
ContributionsAvery, David D.
LC ClassificationsQP360 .S52
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 185 p. :
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5072310M
ISBN 100818501103
LC Control Number74082037

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