Masked primes activate feature representations in reading aloud. / Mousikou, Petroula; Roon, Kevin; Rastle, Kathy.

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Vol. 41, No. 3, 05.2015, p. 636–649.

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Masked primes activate feature representations in reading aloud. / Mousikou, Petroula; Roon, Kevin; Rastle, Kathy.

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Vol. 41, No. 3, 05.2015, p. 636–649.

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Mousikou, P, Roon, K & Rastle, K 2015, 'Masked primes activate feature representations in reading aloud', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 636–649. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000072

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Mousikou, P., Roon, K., & Rastle, K. (2015). Masked primes activate feature representations in reading aloud. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41(3), 636–649. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000072

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Mousikou P, Roon K, Rastle K. Masked primes activate feature representations in reading aloud. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 2015 May;41(3):636–649. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000072

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Mousikou, Petroula ; Roon, Kevin ; Rastle, Kathy. / Masked primes activate feature representations in reading aloud. In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 2015 ; Vol. 41, No. 3. pp. 636–649.

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