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handedness

 [hand´ed-nes]
the preferential use of the hand of one side in all voluntary motor acts; see also dextrality and sinistrality.

hand·ed·ness

(hand'ĕd-nes), [MIM*139900]
Preference for the use of one hand, more commonly the right, associated with dominance of the opposite cerebral hemisphere; may also be the result of training or habit.

handedness

/hand·ed·ness/ (hand´ed-nes) the preferential use of the hand of one side in voluntary motor acts.

handedness

[han′didnes]
Etymology: AS, hand + ness, condition
a preference for use of either the left or right hand. The preference is related to cerebral dominance: left-handedness corresponds to dominance of the right side of the brain, and vice versa. Also called chirality, laterality.
Chemistry The left- or right-sidedness, or asymmetry of virtually everything in the universe from the ‘lowly’ molecule to highly complex organisms
Neurology A state of dominance of use of a preferred side, as in left-handed or right-handed

hand·ed·ness

(hand'ĕd-nĕs)
Preference for the use of one hand, most commonly the right, associated with dominance of the opposite cerebral hemisphere; may also be the result of training or habit.

handedness

The natural tendency to use one hand rather than the other for skilled manual tasks such as writing. Ambidexterity-the indifferent use of either hand-is rare. About 10% of people are left-handed.

hand·ed·ness

(hand'ĕd-nĕs) [MIM*139900]
Preference for the use of one hand, more commonly the right.
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Thus, in order to improve the internal validity of the present study, the variable of sex was held constant since research on both handedness and artistic abilities had yielded conflicting results.
This because it is difficult to establish handedness as either caused by genetic or environmental factors (Bishop, 2001).
Prior to the playing phase of this experiment, the subjects completed a questionnaire to determine handedness and provide information on their age when they began piano lessons, the number of years they had played the piano, an estimate of their lifetime total of accumulated practice time, and actual (current) practice time.
It is also possible that the biblical authors merely noted left-handed Benjamites because of the irony of the handedness and the meaning of their name.
On the other hand, Johnson and Duke (1935) analytically studied sixteen cases in which there appeared to be an indication of a temporal relation between changes in handedness and onset and disappearance of stuttering.
The Right Shift Theory of Handedness and Brain Asymmetry in Evolution, Development and Psychopathology.
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This study explored the relationship between handedness and interest in night-sky watching.