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[mass noun] The tendency to use either the right or the left hand more naturally than the other.
- ‘Even so, I firmly believe that the consequences of handedness can provide a credible basis for our emergent freedom.’
- ‘Biased handedness was traditionally thought to be a uniquely human trait, thought to relate to the separate functions for the two halves of the brain.’
- ‘There appears to be no strong correlation to the person's handedness.’
- ‘Rather, the R gene dictates nonrandom distribution of handedness and whorling traits only with respect to the left-right body axis.’
- ‘So I wondered, what do people think about the left brain/right brain divide, and in particular in relation to handedness?’
- ‘Our approach in the 2002 paper was an analysis of covariance, with age and handedness (both of which had significant effects) as covariates.’
- ‘Various statistics, such as identical twins with different handedness, have blown most genetic theories.’
- ‘A major problem faced in studies of a complex trait such as handedness concerns the criteria used to define a person's handedness.’
- ‘Although microscopic jaw structures and reversed handedness are not the primary focus of this study, some observations are nevertheless noteworthy.’
- ‘But this is hardly a definitive answer to the question of handedness.’
- ‘Reversed handedness among fossil polychaete jaws was recently described by Bergman.’
- ‘The organ that I'm thinking of is the brain, which looks rather symmetric, true, but is about as full of handedness as an organ can get.’
- ‘We did not feel that it was justified to include handedness as a covariate in our ANCOVA analysis.’
- ‘But as long as our understanding of the origin and character of handedness remains clouded, its implications for the nature and ontological status of space will also remain somewhat obscure.’
- ‘Nearly all right-handers are left-brained for language, suggesting that the D allele controls both handedness and brain dominance for language.’
- ‘To further probe for a biological basis of handedness, the researchers examined handedness among pairs of chimp siblings.’
- ‘It's no wonder that psychologists adopted the view that handedness is (at least partially) a learned behavior.’
- ‘Another mutation, inv, causes the complete reversal of handedness in mice; the inv gene codes for a protein containing ankyrin repeats, which suggests an involvement with the cytoskeleton.’
- ‘In a study involving 93 people, they found a strong statistical connection between handedness and cerebral dopamine asymmetries.’
- ‘For instance, handedness is not a socially learned behaviour.’
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