Transformation and alignment in similarity. / Hodgetts, Carl J; Hahn, Ulrike; Chater, Nick.

In: Cognition, Vol. 113, No. 1, 10.2009, p. 62-79.

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Transformation and alignment in similarity. / Hodgetts, Carl J; Hahn, Ulrike; Chater, Nick.

In: Cognition, Vol. 113, No. 1, 10.2009, p. 62-79.

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Hodgetts, CJ, Hahn, U & Chater, N 2009, 'Transformation and alignment in similarity', Cognition, vol. 113, no. 1, pp. 62-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2009.07.010

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Hodgetts, Carl J ; Hahn, Ulrike ; Chater, Nick. / Transformation and alignment in similarity. In: Cognition. 2009 ; Vol. 113, No. 1. pp. 62-79.

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