Left-side infant holding: a test of the hemispheric arousal-attentional hypothesis.

@article{Harris2001LeftsideIH,
  title={Left-side infant holding: a test of the hemispheric arousal-attentional hypothesis.},
  author={Lauren Julius Harris and Jason B. Almerigi and Timothy J. Carbary and Tamara Fogel},
  journal={Brain and cognition},
  year={2001},
  volume={46 1-2},
  pages={159-65}
}
When asked to hold a young infant in their arms, most adults hold on the left side (Harris, 1997). In a prior study, we found the same bias when we asked adults merely to imagine holding an infant in their arms (Harris, Almerigi, & Kirsch, 1999). It has been hypothesized that the left-side bias is the product of right-hemisphere arousal accompanying certain… CONTINUE READING