Neuroanatomical and neurochemical bases of theory of mind

@article{AbuAkel2011NeuroanatomicalAN,
  title={Neuroanatomical and neurochemical bases of theory of mind},
  author={Ahmad M. Abu-Akel and Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={49},
  pages={2971-2984}
}
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