question: right-handed animals

William Tivol tivol at
Mon Jul 21 17:05:26 EST 1997

Udo Diewald (diewald at wrote:
: Can anybody tell me whether there are any animals which prefere
: using their right or left hands or legs?

	Lobsters have one front claw larger than the other and prefer it.
They--like humans--are about 90% right-handed.

: Does anyone know an explanation why humans prefere using their 
: right or left hand?

	It is probably related to an inherent assymetry in development
of both the body and the CNS.
				Bill Tivol

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