Functional plasticity before the cradle: A review of neural functional imaging in the human fetus

@article{Anderson2013FunctionalPB,
  title={Functional plasticity before the cradle: A review of neural functional imaging in the human fetus},
  author={Amy L. Anderson and Moriah E. Thomason},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={2220-2232}
}
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