Vertebrate whole-body-action asymmetries and the evolution of right handedness: a comparison between humans and marine mammals.

@article{MacNeilage2013VertebrateWA,
  title={Vertebrate whole-body-action asymmetries and the evolution of right handedness: a comparison between humans and marine mammals.},
  author={Peter F. MacNeilage},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={577-87}
}
As part of a vertebrate-wide trend toward left brain/right side asymmetries in routine whole-body actions, marine mammals show signs of rightward appendage-use biases, and short- and long-term turning asymmetries most of which are unique in non-humans in being just as strong as right handedness, and even stronger than human handedness-related turning biases. Short-term marine mammal turning asymmetries and human about-turning asymmetries share a leading right side, suggesting a commonality in… CONTINUE READING
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