Dissociable neural systems for recognizing emotions

@article{Adolphs2003DissociableNS,
  title={Dissociable neural systems for recognizing emotions},
  author={Ralph Adolphs and Daniel Tranel and Antonio R. Damasio},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={2003},
  volume={52},
  pages={61-69}
}

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