Sex differences in left-handedness: a meta-analysis of 144 studies.

  title={Sex differences in left-handedness: a meta-analysis of 144 studies.},
  author={Marietta Papadatou-Pastou and Maryanne Martin and Marcus R Munaf{\`o} and G. V. Jones},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={134 5},
Human handedness, a marker for language lateralization in the brain, continues to attract great research interest. A widely reported but not universal finding is a greater male tendency toward left-handedness. Here the authors present a meta-analysis of k = 144 studies, totaling N = 1,787,629 participants, the results of which demonstrate that the sex difference is both significant and robust. The overall best estimate for the male to female odds ratio was 1.23 (95% confidence interval = 1.19… CONTINUE READING
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