Auditory enhancement of visual memory encoding is driven by emotional content of the auditory material and mediated by superior frontal cortex

  title={Auditory enhancement of visual memory encoding is driven by emotional content of the auditory material and mediated by superior frontal cortex},
  author={Alice Mado Proverbio and Francesco de Benedetto},
  journal={Biological Psychology},

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