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The Functions of the Brain (Significant Contributions to the History of Psychology 1750-1920)

David Ferrier

The Functions of the Brain (Significant Contributions to the History of Psychology 1750-1920)

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Published by University Publications of America .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Cognitive Psychology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages498
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9630737M
    ISBN 100313269513
    ISBN 109780313269516


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