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Right Handedness as Common Among Apes as Humans

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February 17, 2013
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A propensity for right-handedness is not a uniquely human trait but one shared by great apes, according to new research by a leading cognitive psychologist. The findings cast doubt on long-held assumptions that right-handedness was connected to the emergence of language in humans.


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