Evolutionary origins of human handedness: evaluating contrasting hypotheses

  title={Evolutionary origins of human handedness: evaluating contrasting hypotheses},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Cochet and Richard W. Byrne},
  booktitle={Animal Cognition},
Variation in methods and measures, resulting in past dispute over the existence of population handedness in nonhuman great apes, has impeded progress into the origins of human right-handedness and how it relates to the human hallmark of language. Pooling evidence from behavioral studies, neuroimaging and neuroanatomy, we evaluate data on manual and cerebral laterality in humans and other apes engaged in a range of manipulative tasks and in gestural communication. A simplistic human/animal… CONTINUE READING