Geophysical Variables and Behavior: LV. Predicting the Details of Visitor Experiences and the Personality of Experients: The Temporal Lobe Factor

  title={Geophysical Variables and Behavior: LV. Predicting the Details of Visitor Experiences and the Personality of Experients: The Temporal Lobe Factor},
  author={Michael A. Persinger},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={55 - 65}
  • M. Persinger
  • Published 1 February 1989
  • Psychology
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
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