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Manual Asymmetries in Motor Performance

1st Edition

By Digby Elliott, Eric A. Roy

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780849389993
pub: 1996-06-06
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"Manual asymmetries" refers to differences in performance capabilities of the two hands. Humans may be the only species that show a consistent preference for the right hand.

Table of Contents

Biological and Anthropological Antecedents of Motor Asymmetry

Motor Asymmetries in Birds and Nonprimate Mammals, L.J. Rogers and J.L. Bradshaw

Tool Use and the Evolutionary Development of Manual Asymmetry, J.L. Bradshaw and L.J. Rogers

Human Handedness

The Measurement of Handedness and Its Relation to Neuropsychological Issues, M.P. Bryden, M.B. Bulman-Fleming, and V. MacDonald

Pathological Causes and Consequences of Left-Handedness, S. Coren

Hand Preference and Performance in Lefthanders, M. Peters

Manual Performance Asymmetries

Hand Preference and Performance in Skilled and Unskilled Activities, R.E. Steenhuis

Manual Asymmetries in Goal-Directed Movement, D. Elliott and R. Chua

Putative Right Hemisphere Contributions to the Preparation of Reaching and Aiming Movements, R.G. Carson

The Implications of Asymmetric Motor Function

Asymmetry in Bimanual Skills, Y. Guiard and T. Ferrand

Manual Asymmetries in Children with Developmental Disablilities, D. Dewey

Hemispheric and Manual Asymmetries in Limb Gesturing, E.A. Roy


About the Authors

Elliott\, Digby; Roy\, Eric A.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
NATURE / Animals / General