Spatial ability, throwing accuracy and man's hunting heritage

@article{KOLAKOWSKI1974SpatialAT,
  title={Spatial ability, throwing accuracy and man's hunting heritage},
  author={DONALD KOLAKOWSKI and ROBERT M. MALINA},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1974},
  volume={251},
  pages={410-412}
}
ATTENTION has recently been drawn1 to the indications that spatial ability—the ability to create, maintain and mentally transform a visual image1,2—has an X-linked recessive mode of inheritance in Caucasians1,3–8, with males having a proportionately greater facility1,9–12. At first glance, this result seems paradoxical in that such a presumably adaptive trait would not be expected to be transmitted on a recessive allele. If past selection pressures were exerted primarily on males, however in… CONTINUE READING

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