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Side biases for holding and carrying infants: Reports from the past and possible lessons for today.
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PMID:  19296365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Most adults hold human infants on the left side, with the infant's head to the left of their own body midline. The discovery of this bias is credited to Lee Salk, who first reported it in 1960, but the same was reported at least 300 years earlier and many times again through the early decades of the twentieth century. Along with the left-side reports, however, others named the right as the preferred side. Authors on each side explained the preference and foresaw consequences for the infant: different ones in each case. This article describes the two kinds of reports, asks whether and how they might be reconciled, and discusses their possible lessons for theory and research today.
Lauren Julius Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Laterality     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1464-0678     ISO Abbreviation:  Laterality     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609064     Medline TA:  Laterality     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-135     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.
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