Response of neurons in the macaque amygdala to complex social stimuli

  title={Response of neurons in the macaque amygdala to complex social stimuli},
  author={Leslie Brothers and Brian Ring and Arthur S. Kling},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
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