Effects of eyelid closure, blinks, and eye movements on the electroencephalogram

@article{Iwasaki2005EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of eyelid closure, blinks, and eye movements on the electroencephalogram},
  author={Masaki Iwasaki and Christoph Kellinghaus and Andreas V. Alexopoulos and Richard C. Burgess and Arun N. Kumar and Yanning H. Han and Hans L{\"u}ders and R. John Leigh},
  journal={Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={116},
  pages={878-885}
}
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