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n. the preferential use of one hand, rather than the other, in voluntary actions. Ambidexterity – the ability to use either hand with equal skill – is very rare. Over 95% of right-handed people and 50–70% of left-handed people have left-hemisphere dominance for language.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.


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