1st Edition

Manual Asymmetries in Motor Performance



ISBN 9780849389993
Published June 6, 1996 by CRC Press
272 Pages

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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
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Biography

Elliott\, Digby; Roy\, Eric A.