Out of touch? Visual load induces inattentional numbness. / Murphy, Sandra; Dalton, Catherine.

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol. 42, No. 6, 14.03.2016, p. 761-765.

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Out of touch? Visual load induces inattentional numbness. / Murphy, Sandra; Dalton, Catherine.

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol. 42, No. 6, 14.03.2016, p. 761-765.

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Murphy, S & Dalton, C 2016, 'Out of touch? Visual load induces inattentional numbness', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 761-765. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000218

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Murphy, S., & Dalton, C. (2016). Out of touch? Visual load induces inattentional numbness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(6), 761-765. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000218

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Murphy S, Dalton C. Out of touch? Visual load induces inattentional numbness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 2016 Mar 14;42(6):761-765. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000218

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Murphy, Sandra ; Dalton, Catherine. / Out of touch? Visual load induces inattentional numbness. In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 2016 ; Vol. 42, No. 6. pp. 761-765.

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