Brain of a white-collar worker

@article{Feuillet2007BrainOA,
  title={Brain of a white-collar worker},
  author={Lionel Feuillet and Henry Dufour and Jean Pelletier},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370}
}
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