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Handedness in musicians: bimanual constraints on performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8373577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Handedness in musicians was examined in terms of the relative roles of the hands in bimanual motor activity involved in instrumental performance. Musicians playing instruments requiring temporally integrated (e.g., strings and wood-winds), as opposed to independent (e.g., keyboard instruments), bimanual motor activity were found to exhibit weaker degrees of handedness. There were no significant differences between groups in direction of handedness. Results are interpreted in terms of greater bilateral hemispheric integration and control of fine motor movements among subjects exhibiting mixed-handedness.
S Christman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain and cognition     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0278-2626     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Cogn     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-15     Completed Date:  1993-10-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8218014     Medline TA:  Brain Cogn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, OH 43606-3390.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / physiology
Functional Laterality / physiology*
Motor Skills / physiology
Task Performance and Analysis

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