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Cognitive ability and continuous measures of relative hand-skill. a note

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  • Kevin Denny

    (School of Economics & Geary Institute, University College Dublin)

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This note re-examines a finding by Crow et al. (1998) that equal skill of right and left hands is associated with deficits in cognitive ability. This is consistent with the idea that failure to develop dominance of one hemisphere is associated with various pathologies such as learning difficulties. Using the same data source but utilising additional data, evidence is found of a more complex relationship between cognitive ability and relative hand skill.

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  • Kevin Denny, 2008. "Cognitive ability and continuous measures of relative hand-skill. a note," Working Papers 200805, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
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    1. Kevin Denny, 2006. "Cognitive ability and hemispheric indecision: two surpluses and a deficit," Working Papers 200611, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
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    1. Kevin Denny & Wen Zhang, 2010. "In praise of ambidexterity: how a continuum of handedness predicts social adjustment," Working Papers 201019, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
    2. Kevin Denny, 2008. "Handedness and depression, evidence from a large population survey," Working Papers 200815, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.

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