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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HAND/FOOT LATERALITY AND EYE DOMINANCE

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12-2-2016 12:00 AM

Abstract

Objective. This study was conducted to determine if there is an association between hand dominance, foot dominance, and eye dominance. Background. Lateral dominance describes the asymmetrical preference and function of the human body. It is most commonly used when referring to handedness, that is to say, whether an individual prefers to use his or her right hand or left hand. However, it is unclear whether or not there is a correlation between hand preference, and the preference of other parts of the body, such as feet and eyes. Eye dominance, although researched extensively in the past, still remains a theoretical puzzle. Methods. Data was collected via an online survey sent to members of the general population (n=73, 33 males and 44 females). Questions about the participants included age, gender, ethnicity, and preferences in hand and foot laterality. Eye dominance was determined by asking participants to perform the Miles Test. Results. Most of the participants were right hand dominant (87.5%), while fewer participants were left handed (12.5%). The majority of right hand dominant people were right foot dominant (98%), and the majority of left hand dominant people were left foot dominant (67%). On the other hand, most people were right eye dominant whether they were left handed or right handed. Conclusion. A statistically significant relationship was found between hand and foot dominance (p<0.001), however, the same was not found to be true between hand and eye dominance (p=1.0). Grants. This study did not require any funding.

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HAND/FOOT LATERALITY AND EYE DOMINANCE

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Objective. This study was conducted to determine if there is an association between hand dominance, foot dominance, and eye dominance. Background. Lateral dominance describes the asymmetrical preference and function of the human body. It is most commonly used when referring to handedness, that is to say, whether an individual prefers to use his or her right hand or left hand. However, it is unclear whether or not there is a correlation between hand preference, and the preference of other parts of the body, such as feet and eyes. Eye dominance, although researched extensively in the past, still remains a theoretical puzzle. Methods. Data was collected via an online survey sent to members of the general population (n=73, 33 males and 44 females). Questions about the participants included age, gender, ethnicity, and preferences in hand and foot laterality. Eye dominance was determined by asking participants to perform the Miles Test. Results. Most of the participants were right hand dominant (87.5%), while fewer participants were left handed (12.5%). The majority of right hand dominant people were right foot dominant (98%), and the majority of left hand dominant people were left foot dominant (67%). On the other hand, most people were right eye dominant whether they were left handed or right handed. Conclusion. A statistically significant relationship was found between hand and foot dominance (p<0.001), however, the same was not found to be true between hand and eye dominance (p=1.0). Grants. This study did not require any funding.