Lateral asymmetry in eye, foot, and ear preference was measured using a 15-item questionnaire administered to 442 subjects. Degree and magnitude of asymmetry were greatest for eye, followed by foot and ear. Intercorrelations of lateral preferences were all positive and significant. Two primary factors, eyedness and earedness, were established.
BACKGROUND Early marriage and confinement are contributing factors to high maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. OBJECTIVE To assess the magnitude of the problem of teenage pregnancy and its complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS A hospital-based cohort study was undertaken over 4 months among women admitted to a rural hospital in West Bengal.… (More)
Mentally retarded and age-matched normal controls with no history of parental sinistrality were examined for their handedness with the Waterloo Handedness Questionnaire (Singh & Bryden, 1994). Normal controls showed a clear rightward bias, with the effect being significantly higher for skilled as compared to unskilled hand items. Mentally retarded subjects… (More)