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, R.C. (1971). The assessment and analysis of handedness: The Edinburgh inventory. Neuropsychologia, 9, 97-113
  2. ^ "NIH web site". Percept Mot Skills 86 (2): 476–8. April 1998. PMID 9638746. 
  3. ^ "Oxford journal". Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  4. ^ David Wolman (2006). A left-handed Turn Around the World. ISBN 978-0-306-81498-3. 

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