Neuroimaging resolution of the altered state hypothesis

@article{Mazzoni2013NeuroimagingRO,
  title={Neuroimaging resolution of the altered state hypothesis},
  author={Giuliana Mazzoni and Annalena Venneri and William McGeown and Irving Kirsch},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={400-410}
}

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