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Caurie-fistit is the likkin for the caurie haund ower the richt for everyday activities sic as screivin. Maist caurie-fistit fowk shaw some degree o ambidexterity.[1] Caurie-fistitness is relatively uncommon; 90 tae 93 percent o the adult population is richt-fistit.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Caurie-Fister's Day, August 13, 2002

In 1998, a study suggestit that aboot 7 tae 10 percent o the adult population wis caurie-fistit, an that caurie-fistitness is mair common in males than weemen.[2] Caurie-fistitness, in comparison tae the general population, appears tae occur an aw mair aften in baith identical an fraternal twins,[3][4] an several groups o individuals wi neurological disorders (sic as fowk wi epilepsy,[5] Down Syndrome,[6] autism,[7] mental retardation[8], dyslexia) an fowk o the Scots clan Kerrs. Statistically, the identical twin o a caurie-fistit person haes a 76 percent chaunce o bein caurie-fistit, identifyin the cause(s) as partly genetic an partly environmental.[9]

Fitnotes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Lefties in a Right Hand World Accessed March 2008.
  2. Raymond, M.; Pontier, D.; Dufour, A.; and Pape, M. (1996). Frequency-dependent maintenance of left-handedness in humans", Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B, 263, 1627-1633
  3. Twinning Facts - National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. Archived 2006-06-20 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed June 2006.
  4. Cantor, J. M.; Klassen, P. E.; Dickey, R.; Christensen, B. K.; Kuban, M. E.; Blak, T.; Williams, N. S.; & Blanchard, R. (2005). "Handedness in pedophilia and hebephilia," PDF (136 KiB) Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34, 447–459.
  5. Schachter, S. C.; Boulton, A.; Manoach, D.; O'Connor, M.; Weintraub, S.; Blume, H.; & Schomer D. L. (1995). "Handedness in patients with intractable epilepsy: Correlations with side of temporal lobectomy and gender", Journal of Epilepsy, 8, 190–192.
  6. Batheja, M., & McManus, I. C. (1985). "Handedness in the mentally handicapped", Developmental Medicin and Child Neurology, 27, 63–68.
  7. Cornish, K. M., & McManus, I. C. (1996). "Hand preference and hand skill in children with autism", Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 26, 597–609.
  8. Grouios, G.; Sakadami, N.; Poderi, A.; & Alevriadou, A. (1999). "Excess of non-right handedness among individuals with intellectual disability: Experimental evidence and possible explanations", Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 43, 306–313.
  9. Ask Yahoo!: Why am I right-handed, but my brother is left-handed? Archived 2010-11-23 at the Wayback Machine Accessed June 2006.