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Glutamate and Disorders of Cognition and Motivation (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences)

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Published by New York Academy of Sciences .
Written in English


  • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology,
  • Mental Illness,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • Psychology,
  • Cognition,
  • Congresses,
  • Glutamic acid,
  • Motivation (Psychology),
  • Physiological effect

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsBita Moghaddam (Editor), Marina E. Wolf (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages487
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12228620M
ISBN 101573314765
ISBN 109781573314763

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