Error-related negativity in the skilled brain of pianists reveals motor simulation

  title={Error-related negativity in the skilled brain of pianists reveals motor simulation},
  author={Alice Mado Proverbio and Matteo Cozzi and Andrea Orlandi and M. Carminati},

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