Increased Prevalences of Left-handedness and Left-eye Sighting Dominance in Individuals with Williams-Beuren Syndrome

@article{Strien2005IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased Prevalences of Left-handedness and Left-eye Sighting Dominance in Individuals with Williams-Beuren Syndrome},
  author={J. V. Van Strien and G. C. Lagers-van Haselen and J. M. van Hagen and I. F. D. de Coo and M. Frens and J. N. van der Geest},
  journal={Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={27},
  pages={967 - 976}
}
Handedness and eye sighting dominance were assessed in a sample of 50 individuals (25 male, 25 female; aged 5–38 years) with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS). The prevalences of left-handedness and left-eyedness were compared to the normative prevalences in the general population. We found significantly higher prevalences of left-handedness and left-eyedness in the WBS sample. The higher prevalences were more salient in younger than in older individuals and in male than in female individuals. We… Expand
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