Right-handed women with nonright-handed relatives excel in spatial tasks

Beth Casey and Mary Brabeck, “Exceptions to the Male Advantage on a Spatial Task: Family Handedness and College Major as Factors in Identifying Women who Excel”, Neuropsycholoqia. Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 689-696, 1989

Two factors, family handedness and college major, were investigated in order to identify the characteristics of women likely to excel on a mental rotation task. It was found that those likely to have the necessary combination of genetic potential and spatial experiences were right-handed women with nonright-handed relatives, majoring in math-science fields.

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