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The handedness of Kerrs and Carrs.

Shaw, D; McManus, IC; (1993) The handedness of Kerrs and Carrs. Br J Psychol , 84 ( P pp. 545-551.

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Abstract

The surnames Kerr and Carr have been claimed, on the basis of folkloric and etymological evidence, to be associated with an increased incidence of left-handedness. In 1974 a survey by the Royal College of General Practitioners suggested that the incidence of left-handedness was nearly three times as high in Kerr/Carr families as in controls. That survey was however potentially flawed by response biases. In the present study, which used better controls, no evidence was found for an increased incidence of left-handedness in Kerrs and Carrs.

Type: Article
Title: The handedness of Kerrs and Carrs.
Location: England
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Child, Cohort Studies, Female, Functional Laterality, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Names, Pedigree
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > UCL Medical School
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/61720
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