Faculty Research 1970 - 1979

Title

When left-handed mice live in right-handed worlds.

Authors

R L. Collins

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1975

Keywords

Feeding-Behavior, Female, Genetics-Behavioral, Laterality, Male, Mice, Mice-Inbred-C57BL, Motor-Activity, Sex-Factors, SUPPORT-U-S-GOVT-P-H-S

JAX Source

Science. 1975 Jan 17; 187(4172):181-4.

Abstract

Many C57BL/6J inbred mice were tested for paw preference. In unbiased worlds, approximately 10 percent exhibited lateral preferences inconsistent with the world bias, and males were more strongly lateralized. Influences of world bias appear to be superimposed upon an already laterally dichotomized population. Initial left-right sense, it is posited, arises as an outcome of a seemingly random process.

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