Does the ‘Torque Test’ Measure Cerebral Dominance in Adults?

  title={Does the ‘Torque Test’ Measure Cerebral Dominance in Adults?},
  author={J. Demarest and L. Demarest},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={155 - 158}
  • J. Demarest, L. Demarest
  • Published 1980
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • The direction of drawing a circle, labeled the ‘torque test’ (Blau, 1977), was evaluated in 74 normal adults (age 14 to 44 yr.) as a predictor of both handedness and cerebral dominance on the dichotic listening test. The results indicate that torque is related to handedness but not to lateralization of language. We suggest that circle-drawing by adults is dependent more on the muscle mechanics of the hand than on cerebral dominance. 
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