[Hand clasping--an overview].

  title={[Hand clasping--an overview].},
  author={Michael Reiss},
  journal={Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht uber die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur},
  volume={57 2},
  • Michael Reiss
  • Published 1999 in
    Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht uber die…
The literature concerning the asymmetry clasping hands is reviewed based on 192 studies. This paper describes the incidence, sex differences, age differences and genetical problems including twinning. The incidence of left hand clasping ranges from 30% to 75% (mean 43%). The review confirms the so-called east-west-gradient and there is a predominance of the left type in Europe. Age and sex differences are only small. There is only a small relationship between hand clasping and handedness. 18… CONTINUE READING

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