Dermatoglyphic evidence of fluctuating asymmetry in schizophrenia.

  • Colin S. Mellor
  • Published 1992 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…


Fluctuating asymmetry provides a measure of an organism's capacity to buffer adverse factors that could disturb its development. It is estimated from the differences between theoretically identical right- and left-sided structures. Dermatoglyphic fluctuating asymmetry has been recently used to investigate developmental disorders. Fingerprints and palm… (More)

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