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Antonyms for dextral

of or on the right


preferring to use right foot or hand or eye

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Additionally, McKeever and Hoff (1979, 1983) found that sinistrals who wrote with the non-inverted handwriting posture (NHP) showed, as did dextrals, significant inter-hemispheric transfer time in the pure Poffenberger Paradigm, while sinistrals who wrote with the inverted handwriting posture did not.
The hypothetical gene could induce left-handedness 25% of the time in heterozygotic persons, but all homozygotic recessives would be sinistrals and all homozygotic dominants would be dextrals.
This suggests that maternal, rather than paternal sinistrality, is associated with the elevated incidence of left-handed sons issuing from LL couples, the generally higher incidence of left-handed sons to LL couples possibly, therefore, being due to maternal sinistrality plus a minor base rate increment attributable to either dextral or sinistral fathers.
More recently (1992), she has refined a classification scheme having four dextral and three sinistral classes, where group assignment is dependent on individuals' hand preferences for the manual activities included in the Annett Handedness Inventory (AHI).
There are four dextral and three sinistral classes, numbered as 1 to 8, but omitting 5.
Class 3 individuals are dextral writers who prefer the left hand for unscrewing the lid of a jar and/or for one of the items she terms 'primary items' (throwing, racket use, striking a match, using a hammer, or using a toothbrush).
The highest scores are expected in mild dextrals and the lowest scores in strong dextrals; planned comparisons will be made between these groups' (Annett & Manning, 1990a); (2) that there is a decline from left to right across the R-L continuum for measures of non-verbal and general abilities such as arithmetic performance (Annett & Manning, 1990b) or scores for Raven's matrices (Annett 1993a; Annett & Manning, 1989).
Group 2 included mild dextrals, group 3 is described as moderate and group 4 included 25 per cent strong dextrals at the right extreme of the R-L continuum.
02), showing a linear trend with best spelling abilities for strong dextrals.
In the present study we also related handedness as assessed by the Annett pegboard to our measures of intellectual ability and while we found no quadratic effects, we did find a linear effect which was in the opposite direction to that reported by Annett & Manning (1989), higher ability being found in the most dextral rather than the least.
Handedness as a continuous variable with dextral shift: Sex, generation and family handedness in subgroups of left and right handers.