Auras in mysticism and synaesthesia: A comparison

@article{Miln2012AurasIM,
  title={Auras in mysticism and synaesthesia: A comparison},
  author={Emilio G{\'o}mez Mil{\'a}n and O. Iborra and Matěj Hochel and M. A. Rodr{\'i}guez Artacho and Luis Carlos Delgado-Pastor and E. Salazar and Antonio Gonz{\'a}lez-Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={258-268}
}

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