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Publications [#72573] of Leonard E. White

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  1. D Purves, LE White, TJ Andrews (1994). Manual asymmetry and handedness.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 91(11), 5030-2.
    (last updated on 2013/05/16)

    Abstract:
    Volumetric measurements show that right-handed individuals have larger right hands than left hands. In contrast, the hands of left-handers are much more nearly symmetrical. Based on what is known about trophic interactions between neurons and targets, these findings predict a corresponding asymmetry of the relevant parts of the sensorimotor system in right-handers. The lack of an opposite-hand asymmetry among left-handers further implies that right- and left-handed phenotypes do not arise according to the same developmental rules.


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