East and West of the Human Brian
APA 6th Edition
Pavletić, L. & Alić, S. (2011). East and West of the Human Brian. Filozofska istraživanja, 31 (2), 353-364. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/72764
MLA 8th Edition
Pavletić, Livia and Sead Alić. "East and West of the Human Brian." Filozofska istraživanja, vol. 31, no. 2, 2011, pp. 353-364. https://hrcak.srce.hr/72764. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.
Chicago 17th Edition
Pavletić, Livia and Sead Alić. "East and West of the Human Brian." Filozofska istraživanja 31, no. 2 (2011): 353-364. https://hrcak.srce.hr/72764
Pavletić, L., and Alić, S. (2011). 'East and West of the Human Brian', Filozofska istraživanja, 31(2), pp. 353-364. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/72764 (Accessed 04 October 2023)
Pavletić L, Alić S. East and West of the Human Brian. Filozofska istraživanja [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2023 October 04];31(2):353-364. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/72764
L. Pavletić and S. Alić, "East and West of the Human Brian", Filozofska istraživanja, vol.31, no. 2, pp. 353-364, 2011. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/72764. [Accessed: 04 October 2023]
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