Handedness: Differential specializations for control of trajectory and position

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Handedness is often portrayed as a nonfunctional artifact of cerebral asymmetry. Our data, however, indicate that handedness reflects cerebral specialization for specific control processes. Each hemisphere/limb system is specialized for different but complementary functions: the dominant system for controlling limb trajectory dynamics, and the nondominant system for controlling limb position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-213
Number of pages8
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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