The development of laterality

Behav Sci. 1983 Oct;28(4):284-97. doi: 10.1002/bs.3830280405.


Experimental data, primarily from experiments with Drosophila, and observational data, primarily from human beings, are presented to show if their is a genetic basis for laterality. The evidence was found to be inconclusive. It is proposed that there for three etiologies of lefthandedness in human beings: pathological, natural, and learned.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Phenotype*
  • Sex Factors