Pedophilia is Linked to Reduced Activation in Hypothalamus and Lateral Prefrontal Cortex During Visual Erotic Stimulation

@article{Walter2007PedophiliaIL,
  title={Pedophilia is Linked to Reduced Activation in Hypothalamus and Lateral Prefrontal Cortex During Visual Erotic Stimulation},
  author={Martin Walter and Joachim G. Witzel and Christine Wiebking and Udo Gubka and Michael Rotte and Kolja Schiltz and Felix Bermpohl and Claus Tempelmann and Bernhard Bogerts and Hans-Jochen Heinze and Georg Northoff},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={62},
  pages={698-701}
}
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