Pedal asymmetry in the reproduction of spatial locations

Cortex. 1987 Mar;23(1):157-9. doi: 10.1016/s0010-9452(87)80028-x.


Roy and MacKenzie (1978) showed that the left thumb is superior to the right thumb in reproducing a spatial location. This study replicated and extended their findings to the reproduction of spatial locations by the feet. We attribute the left foot advantage in this study to the superiority of the right hemisphere in processing spatial information.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dominance, Cerebral*
  • Foot*
  • Humans
  • Kinesthesis*
  • Male
  • Proprioception