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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 340568, 7 pages
Reliabilities of Mental Rotation Tasks: Limits to the Assessment of Individual Differences
1German Paediatric Pain Centre, Children’s Hospital Datteln, Dr. Friedrich-Steiner Street 5, 45711 Datteln, Germany
2Department of Children’s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Alfred Herrhausen-Straße 50, 58448 Witten, Germany
3Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Fliednerstr. 21, 48149 Münster, Germany
Received 9 April 2013; Revised 13 August 2013; Accepted 27 August 2013
Academic Editor: Alessandro Sale
Copyright © 2013 Gerrit Hirschfeld et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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