Handedness in captive gorillas (Gorilla gorilla)

@article{Harrison2010HandednessIC,
  title={Handedness in captive gorillas (Gorilla gorilla)},
  author={Rebecca M. Harrison and Pia Nystrom},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2010},
  volume={51},
  pages={251-261}
}
Species-level right handedness is frequently presented as a marker of human uniqueness. Handedness also has implications for the evolution of language and cognition. In this study, we examined handedness in 22 captive gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) across a range of behaviours that were part of their daily routine. Ten individuals showed no preferences for any of the behaviours performed, and the majority of the remaining individuals showed a preference for only one behaviour. These results lend… CONTINUE READING
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