Laterality in Cats: Paw Preference And Performance in a Visuomotor Activity

@article{FabreThorpe1993LateralityIC,
  title={Laterality in Cats: Paw Preference And Performance in a Visuomotor Activity},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Fabre-Thorpe and Jo{\"e}l Fagot and Emoeke Lorincz and Fabienne Levesque and Jacques Vauclair},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={1993},
  volume={29},
  pages={15-24}
}
Laterality in paw use was investigated over a period of 6 years in 44 domestic cats trained to perform a reaching movement toward a moving spot of light. Both paw preference and paw performance were recorded. At a 50 percent criterion, no significant paw preference was found at the level of the group. When a 90 percent criterion was considered, 23 subjects had a significant preference for one paw. Among these strongly lateralized animals, there were more left- (N = 17) than right-pawed (N = 6… CONTINUE READING
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