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The right shift (RS) theory suggests that lateral asymmetries arise from accidental differences between the sides of the body. There is an additional specific influence on human brain asymmetry, an RS + gene present in some but not all people, that induces advantage for the left hemisphere by weakening the right hemisphere. The theory explains associations(More)
Anomalous lateralization of cognitive functions is observed in a small percentage of right-handed patients with unilateral brain damage, either crossed aphasia (aphasia after right brain damage) or "crossed nonaphasia" (left brain damage without aphasia but with visuospatial and other deficits typical of right brain damage). No comprehensive theory of these(More)
  • M Annett
  • 1992
Four group tests of hand skill, square marking (SQUARES), dotting between targets (DOTS), line drawing between targets (LINES) and punching holes through targets (HOLES), were given to samples of undergraduates and schoolchildren, most of whom were also tested individually on a peg moving task (PEGS). Findings for PEGS were shown to be comparable to those(More)
Questions about twin birth, sex, age and handedness for writing were asked as part of a survey of hearing disability (Davis, 1989) in a large sample of the adult population. The findings show unequivocally that the prevalence of left handedness is higher in twins than in the singleborn, in males than in females and in younger than in older adults. There was(More)