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Erratum: The Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) Task: A Simple Cognitive Paradigm to Investigate False Memories in the Laboratory

doi: 10.3791/5835 Published: Not Published


An erratum was issued for: The Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) Task: A Simple Cognitive Paradigm to Investigate False Memories in the Laboratory.  Additional references have been added to the References section.


An erratum was issued for: The Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) Task: A Simple Cognitive Paradigm to Investigate False Memories in the Laboratory.  Additional references have been added to the References section.


No conflicts of interest declared.


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Erratum: The Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) Task: A Simple Cognitive Paradigm to Investigate False Memories in the Laboratory. J. Vis. Exp. (Pending Publication), e5835, (2021).More

Erratum: The Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) Task: A Simple Cognitive Paradigm to Investigate False Memories in the Laboratory. J. Vis. Exp. (Pending Publication), e5835, (2021).

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