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A Meta-Analysis of Blood Glucose Effects on Human Decision Making

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A Meta-Analysis of Blood Glucose Effects on Human Decision Making. / Orquin, Jacob L.; Kurzban, Robert.

In: Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 142, No. 5, 2016, p. 546-567.

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Orquin JL, Kurzban R. 2016. A Meta-Analysis of Blood Glucose Effects on Human Decision Making. Psychological Bulletin. 142(5):546-567.

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Orquin, Jacob L. and Robert Kurzban. "A Meta-Analysis of Blood Glucose Effects on Human Decision Making". Psychological Bulletin. 2016, 142(5). 546-567.

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Orquin JL, Kurzban R. A Meta-Analysis of Blood Glucose Effects on Human Decision Making. Psychological Bulletin. 2016;142(5):546-567.

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Orquin, Jacob L. ; Kurzban, Robert. / A Meta-Analysis of Blood Glucose Effects on Human Decision Making. In: Psychological Bulletin. 2016 ; Vol. 142, No. 5. pp. 546-567.

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