Robyn K. Robertson

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A series of experiments was undertaken to both discover and explore the causes of sexually dimorphic phenotypic asymmetries in infant and adult Mongolian gerbils. We found that (1) the order in which the eyes of individual gerbil pups opened varied with their gender; right eyes of female pups opened before left eyes, while left eyes of male pups opened(More)
When assuming their species-typical tripodal stance, male Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) use their right forepaw for support more frequently than do females. This experiment determined whether, as N. Geschwind and A. M. Galaburda (1987) have proposed, the direction of such sexually dimorphic lateral asymmetry of forelimb use is affected by(More)
When assuming a species-typical tripodal posture, female Mongolian gerbils most often rest on their left forepaws and hold their right forelimbs aloft; male gerbils most often do the reverse. This experiment examined effects of gonadectomy, both in infancy and in adulthood, on the sexually dimorphic asymmetry in forelimb use by Mongolian gerbils when(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a personal control intervention in the form of self-administered versus nurse-administered pain medication after cardiac surgery, and its interaction with patients' desire for control, patients' perception of pain intensity, disruption in daily activities, emotional responses, and use of pain(More)
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