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Percept Mot Skills. 1993 Feb;76(1):295-8.

The fallacy of the argument for reduced longevity in left-handers.

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Department of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK.

Abstract

The fallacy of the argument for reduced longevity in left-handers depends on the use of the writing hand in the assessment of the present generation of elderly people, when writing was not used as a criterion in the early years of the century. A 'thought' experiment demonstrates that a sample of left-handers is likely to be younger than a sample of right-handers alive in the population and this would be true also of the recently deceased.

PMID:
8451140
DOI:
10.2466/pms.1993.76.1.295
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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