Handedness in infants' tool use.

  title={Handedness in infants' tool use.},
  author={Lauriane Rat-Fischer and J. Kevin O'Regan and Jacqueline Fagard},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  volume={55 8},
In this study, we investigated whether hand preference influences infants' choice of what hand to use in grasping a new tool presented at the midline, and whether this will change in the course of learning the functionality of a tool. The tool was a rake within reach placed beside an out-of-reach toy presented either to its right or to its left. Forty-eight infants from 16 to 22 months of age were tested. The results show that use of the right-preferred hand to grasp the rake is strong as of 16… CONTINUE READING