Single-pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Reveals Contribution of Premotor Cortex to Object Shape Recognition

  title={Single-pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Reveals Contribution of Premotor Cortex to Object Shape Recognition},
  author={Sebo Uithol and Michele Franca and Katrin Heimann and Daniele Marzoli and Paolo Capotosto and Luca Tommasi and Vittorio Gallese},
  journal={Brain Stimulation},
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