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Human Sidedness

  • Clare Porac
  • Stanley Coren

Abstract

We are two-sided organisms, bilaterally symmetrical around the vertical axis of our bodies. There is no doubt that the two sides of the human body offer a balanced and harmonious appearance, yet upon closer scrutiny, we find that the apparent symmetry of the human form is a global illusion that arises from our habitual inattention to the many observerable structural inequalities in the body.

Keywords

Sense Organ Lateral Preference Functional Asymmetry Human Sidedness Damage Hypothesis 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare Porac
    • 1
  • Stanley Coren
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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