question: right-handed animals
tivol at news.wadsworth.org
Mon Jul 21 17:05:26 EST 1997
Udo Diewald (diewald at student.uni-kl.de) 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.
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