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On the futility of using familial sinistrality to subclassify handedness groups.

Abstract:
Annett's right shift model was used to show that presence of left-handedness in parents or grandparents is an extremely weak indicator of whether or not a person's handedness is influenced by genetic factors. Furthermore, where a genetic influence is present, familial sinistrality is only weakly related to underlying genotype. The usual rationale given for subdividing handedness groups according to familial sinistrality is logically indefensible.
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Peer reviewed
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Bishop, DV More by this author
Publisher:
Elsevier B.V. Publisher's website
Journal:
Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
1
Pages:
153-155
Publication date:
1990-03-05
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EISSN:
1973-8102
ISSN:
0010-9452
URN:
uuid:459fa9da-57a9-46ab-b35b-0c8252c0ba9b
Source identifiers:
29879
Local pid:
pubs:29879
Language:
English
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