Excitatory stimulation of the right inferior parietal cortex lessens implicit religiousness/spirituality

@article{Crescentini2015ExcitatorySO,
  title={Excitatory stimulation of the right inferior parietal cortex lessens implicit religiousness/spirituality},
  author={Cristiano Crescentini and Marilena Di Bucchianico and Franco Fabbro and Cosimo Urgesi},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={70},
  pages={71-79}
}
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