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The data were collected while the authors were at the Department of Neurology, Cognitive Neuroscience Section, Rush Medical Center, Chicago, IL, and the Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania.
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Bowden, E.M., Jung-Beeman, M. Normative data for 144 compound remote associate problems. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers 35, 634–639 (2003). https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03195543
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