The signalling contributions of Constantin von Economo to basic, clinical and evolutionary neuroscience

@article{Triarhou2006TheSC,
  title={The signalling contributions of Constantin von Economo to basic, clinical and evolutionary neuroscience},
  author={Lazaros C. Triarhou},
  journal={Brain Research Bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={69},
  pages={223-243}
}
  • L. Triarhou
  • Published 14 April 2006
  • Biology
  • Brain Research Bulletin

Chapter 2 The Cytoarchitectonic Map of Constantin

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