The capability to store and retrieve weight-related information from a lift to scale the force output during a subsequent lift was examined in 10 healthy adults and 50 children (age 2-10 years), as well as a 22-year-old patient with corpus callosum agenesis. Subjects lifted a test object between the thumb and index finger while the isometric fingertip forces were measured. The results suggest that both healthy children and adults can transfer weight-related information between the right and left hand, although a lateralization was found. Also, the storage and retrieval of weight-related information appears to be a dynamic process dependent on both previous sensory information and knowledge of future movements. Late maturation of interhemispheric connections and asymmetric loss of some information during the transfer between hemispheres suggest a lateralization of the internal representation. The patient with a corpus callosum agenesis supported this hypothesis.