handedness
Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on Their Left Sides
Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on Their Left Sides
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 10, 2018
These mothers and babies keep each other in their left visual fields during maternal care, which aids right-hemisphere processing. 
Special Delivery
Special Delivery
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2015
Neurons in new brains and old
Lefties, Language, and Lateralization
Lefties, Language, and Lateralization
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
The long-sought genetic link between handedness and language lateralization patterns in the brain is turning out to be illusory.
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Bob Grant | Jun 22, 2015
A new study shows that kangaroos are predominantly left-handed.
The Handedness of Cells
The Handedness of Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.
2014’s Best in Multimedia
2014’s Best in Multimedia
Bob Grant | Dec 28, 2014
The Scientist’s standout videos and slideshows of the year
TS Live: Handy Apes
TS Live: Handy Apes
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Studying handedness in chimps may shed light on the mysterious trait in humans.
Head Scratchers
Head Scratchers
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2014
Many natural phenomena elude our understanding.
On the Other Hand
On the Other Hand
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?