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Probing imagined tempo for music: Effects of motor engagement and musical experience

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Probing imagined tempo for music : Effects of motor engagement and musical experience. / Jakubowski, Kelly; Farrugia, Nicolas; Stewart, Lauren.

In: Psychology of Music, Vol. 44, No. 6, 01.11.2016, p. 1274-1288.

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Jakubowski, K, Farrugia, N & Stewart, L 2016, 'Probing imagined tempo for music: Effects of motor engagement and musical experience', Psychology of Music, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 1274-1288. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735615625791

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Jakubowski, K., Farrugia, N., & Stewart, L. (2016). Probing imagined tempo for music: Effects of motor engagement and musical experience. Psychology of Music, 44(6), 1274-1288. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735615625791

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Jakubowski K, Farrugia N, Stewart L. 2016. Probing imagined tempo for music: Effects of motor engagement and musical experience. Psychology of Music. 44(6):1274-1288. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735615625791

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Jakubowski, Kelly, Nicolas Farrugia and Lauren Stewart. "Probing imagined tempo for music: Effects of motor engagement and musical experience". Psychology of Music. 2016, 44(6). 1274-1288. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735615625791

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Jakubowski K, Farrugia N, Stewart L. Probing imagined tempo for music: Effects of motor engagement and musical experience. Psychology of Music. 2016 Nov 1;44(6):1274-1288. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735615625791

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Jakubowski, Kelly ; Farrugia, Nicolas ; Stewart, Lauren. / Probing imagined tempo for music : Effects of motor engagement and musical experience. In: Psychology of Music. 2016 ; Vol. 44, No. 6. pp. 1274-1288.

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