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  1. Left-handedness and life span : a reply to Harris.

    Article - En anglais

    L. G. Harris's (1993) critique of our hypothesis that left-handedness is associated with a shorter life span (S. Coren & D. F. Halpern, 1991) ignores the supporting statistical evidence, which virtually always shows an increased incidence of left handedness (or other left-sided laterality) associated with a wide range of health risk factors, including serious accidents, immune disorders, early onset breast cancer, alcoholism, smoking, some types of mental retardation, homosexuality, birth-related complications (e.g., resuscitation at birth, extremely low birth weight, Rh incompatibilities, multiple birth, breechbirth, and older maternal age), and selected categories of mental disorders.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etude critique, Age, Mortalité, Facteur risque, Risque, Préférence manuelle, Latéralité, Dominance hémisphérique, Gauche, Système nerveux central, Encéphale, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Critical study, Age, Mortality, Risk factor, Risk, Handedness, Laterality, Hemisphere dominance, Left, Central nervous system, Brain (vertebrata), Epidemiology, Human

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    Cote : 93-0645846

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.