Abrupt category shifts during real-time person perception

  title={Abrupt category shifts during real-time person perception},
  author={Jonathan B. Freeman},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
  • J. Freeman
  • Published 1 February 2014
  • Psychology
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
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