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Changing change detection: Improving the reliability of measures of visual short-term memory capacity

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Changing change detection : Improving the reliability of measures of visual short-term memory capacity. / Kyllingsbæk, Søren; Bundesen, Claus.

I: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Bind 16, Nr. 6, 2009, s. 1000-1010.

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Kyllingsbæk, S & Bundesen, C 2009, 'Changing change detection: Improving the reliability of measures of visual short-term memory capacity', Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, bind 16, nr. 6, s. 1000-1010. https://doi.org/doi:10.3758/PBR.16.6.1000

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Kyllingsbæk, S., & Bundesen, C. (2009). Changing change detection: Improving the reliability of measures of visual short-term memory capacity. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(6), 1000-1010. https://doi.org/doi:10.3758/PBR.16.6.1000

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Kyllingsbæk S, Bundesen C. Changing change detection: Improving the reliability of measures of visual short-term memory capacity. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 2009;16(6):1000-1010. https://doi.org/doi:10.3758/PBR.16.6.1000

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Kyllingsbæk, Søren ; Bundesen, Claus. / Changing change detection : Improving the reliability of measures of visual short-term memory capacity. I: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 2009 ; Bind 16, Nr. 6. s. 1000-1010.

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