Subject knowledge of the experimenter's interest in handedness and familial sinistrality variables and laterality test outcomes.

We investigated the possible influence of common "demand characteristics" on the results on behavioral language laterality tasks. The demand characteristics were (1) whether Ss were or were not recruited for study according to their handedness, and (2) whether a detailed familial sinistrality inquiry was conducted before or after the tasks. Tasks were the… CONTINUE READING