Pathological Changes to the Subcortical Visual System and its Relationship to Visual Hallucinations in Dementia with Lewy Bodies

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Erskine, D., Taylor, J., Thomas, A. et al. Pathological Changes to the Subcortical Visual System and its Relationship to Visual Hallucinations in Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Neurosci. Bull. 35, 295–300 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12264-019-00341-4

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