It matters what you practice: differential training effects on subjective experience, behavior, brain and body in the ReSource Project.

  title={It matters what you practice: differential training effects on subjective experience, behavior, brain and body in the ReSource Project.},
  author={Tania Singer and Veronika Engert},
  journal={Current opinion in psychology},

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