Brain and behavioural asymmetries -
Genetics of handedness
In our research we aim to find genes that affect human handedness. These same genes are likely to be important for how the left and right halves of the brain grow and function slightly differently from each other. Many of the processes that our brains carry out are asymmetrical, with one side being dominant. Language is an example, which in most people is left-lateralised.
We are interested in left-handedness when it runs unusually strongly in families. If you come from a family with many left-handers (e.g. more than 30% of people being left-handed), and you are interested in participating in genetic research, please be in touch with us at email@example.com
Please note that you do NOT need to live in the Netherlands to take part. You can participate from home, wherever you live in the world.
COMING SOON - via this web page you will soon be able to enter information directly on your and your family's handedness. Please check back regularly.
Genetics of Handedness is a research project carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and is led by Dr Clyde Francks