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  1. Reply to Halpern and Coren.

    Article - En anglais

    A convincing case for longevity differences between right- and left-handers remains to be made.

    The new, positive archival data cited by D. F. Halpern and S. Coren (1993) must be interpreted cautiously, as they themselves elsewhere acknowledge, in the light of other new and negative archival data.

    More significantly, a new prospective study comparing death rates within same-age cohorts-the only valid way to assess mortality differences-corroborates prior reports that rail to show a right-hander advantage.

    Finally, the evidence Halpern and Coren present for additional categories or « risk factors » purportedly associated with left-handedness is as problematic as that presented in their original article.

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

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

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