Edinburgh Handedness Inventory

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The Edinburgh Handedness Inventory is a measurement scale used to assess the dominance of a person's right or left hand in everyday activities, sometime referred to as laterality. The inventory can be used by an observer assessing the person, or by a person self-reporting hand use. The latter method tends to be less reliable due to a person over-attributing tasks to the dominant hand.

The Edinburgh Handedness Inventory was published in 1971 by R.C. Oldfield[1] and has been used in various scientific studies[2][3] as well as popular literature.[4]

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  1. ^ Oldfield, RC (March 1971). "The assessment and analysis of handedness: The Edinburgh inventory". Neuropsychologia 9 (1): 97–113. PMID 5146491. 
  2. ^ Verdino, M; Dingman, S (April 1998). "Two measures of laterality in handedness: the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory and the Purdue Pegboard test of manual dexterity". Perceptual and Motor Skills 86 (2): 476–8. PMID 9638746. 
  3. ^ Knecht, S; Dräger, B; Deppe, M; Bobe, L; Lohmann, H; Flöel, A; Ringelstein, E-B; Henningsen, H (December 2000). "Handedness and hemispheric language dominance in healthy humans". Brain. 123 Pt 12: 2512–8. doi:10.1093/brain/123.12.2512. PMID 11099452. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  4. ^ Wolman, David (2006). A left-handed Turn Around the World. ISBN 978-0-306-81498-3. 

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