Preserved access and processing of social knowledge in a patient with acquired sociopathy due to ventromedial frontal damage

  title={Preserved access and processing of social knowledge in a patient with acquired sociopathy due to ventromedial frontal damage},
  author={Jeffrey L. Saver and Antonio R. Damasio},
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