A unitary hypothesis of mind-brain interaction in the cerebral cortex

  title={A unitary hypothesis of mind-brain interaction in the cerebral cortex},
  author={John Carew Eccles},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B. Biological Sciences},
  pages={433 - 451}
  • J. Eccles
  • Published 22 June 1990
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B. Biological Sciences
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