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Perception of health from facial cues. / Henderson, Audrey Joan; Holzleitner, Iris Jasmin; Talamas, Sean N.; Perrett, David Ian.

In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences, Vol. 371, No. 1693, 20150380, 05.05.2016, p. 1-9.

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Henderson, AJ, Holzleitner, IJ, Talamas, SN & Perrett, DI 2016, 'Perception of health from facial cues', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences, vol. 371, no. 1693, 20150380, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0380

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Henderson, A. J., Holzleitner, I. J., Talamas, S. N., & Perrett, D. I. (2016). Perception of health from facial cues. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences, 371(1693), 1-9. [20150380]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0380

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Henderson AJ, Holzleitner IJ, Talamas SN, Perrett DI. Perception of health from facial cues. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences. 2016 May 5;371(1693):1-9. 20150380. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0380

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Henderson, Audrey Joan ; Holzleitner, Iris Jasmin ; Talamas, Sean N. ; Perrett, David Ian. / Perception of health from facial cues. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 371, No. 1693. pp. 1-9.

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