Behavior Genetics

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 429–453

A review of evidence for a genetic component in the determination of handedness

  • Jerre Levy

DOI: 10.1007/BF01065700

Cite this article as:
Levy, J. Behav Genet (1976) 6: 429. doi:10.1007/BF01065700


Experimental evidence is marshalled in support of some arguments for a significant genetic component in the transmission of human handedness. Studies of infantile lateral asymmetries and their correlation with cerebral dominance, certain highly heritable traits, and handedness are discussed.

Key Words

handednesslateralityhemispheric dominance

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerre Levy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia