Face Perception Is Modulated by Sexual Preference

@article{Kranz2006FacePI,
  title={Face Perception Is Modulated by Sexual Preference},
  author={Felicitas Kranz and Alumit Ishai},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={63-68}
}

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