By Stanley Coren (Eds.)
Left-handedness has been proven to be a potential marker for numerous mental and actual abnormalities. This e-book offers facts by means of a few researchers who assessment no matter if there are certainly alterations among left- and right-handers which expand into the wider mental and physiological realms.Several chapters convey that left-handedness is located in without notice excessive proportions in populations who are suffering from a number of immune deficiency ailments, in alcoholics, dyslexics, psychological retardates, psychopaths and different medical teams. The booklet shows why left-handedness can be a marker for such stipulations. The genetic and environmental pressures on handedness are explored. A version for pathological left-handedness is gifted, besides a few fascinating information which means that left-handedness will be linked to diminished life-span. eventually, a number of chapters talk about the results of handedness styles in non-clinical populations.
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As will be shown below, this will, not only illustrate the model in action, but will also show the kinds of information that the model can extract from empirical data banks. ) distribution that would be expected if there were no pathological intervention. For the purposes of demonstrating the application of the rare trait marker model, we will examine the relationship between advanced maternal age at the time of birth and the subsequent incidence of left-handedness in the male and female offspring.
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