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Mothers’ and fathers’ lateral biases for holding their newborn infants: A study of images from the World Wide Web
Photographic and direct-observation studies show that most adults hold infants on the left side. This basic directional effect is well established, but other details are still uncorroborated,Expand
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Why are infants held on the left? A test of the attention hypothesis with a doll, a book, and a bag
Most adults, especially women, hold infants and objects representing infants, such as dolls, preferentially on the left side. The attention hypothesis credits the effect to left-directed attentionExpand
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Adults' preferences for side-of-hold as portrayed in paintings of the Madonna and Child
Most women hold infants on their left side. They do the same when depicted in works of art. Does the latter accurately reflect the real-life bias, the artist's own aesthetic preference, or somethingExpand
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