Das Rechts-Links-Profil im kulturhistorischen Längsschnitt

  title={Das Rechts-Links-Profil im kulturhistorischen L{\"a}ngsschnitt},
  author={Hans -Joachim Hufschmidt},
  journal={Archiv f{\"u}r Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten},
Eighty percent of right handers drawing a human profile, direct it towards the left. The neurophysiological basis for this fact and the dominant role that the right hemisphere plays in higher visual performances is discussed. The preference for the left profile direction is traced back to the early Greek period in paintings, drawings, coin portraits, gems, cameos, and vase portraits. Fifty thousand objects have been analyzed. A 60% prevalence of face direction towards the right occurs in the… CONTINUE READING