Medical Education


Right Hand, Left Hand

Right Hand, Left Hand: the origins of asymmetry in brains, bodies, atoms and cultures was published in 2002 in the UK by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, and by Harvard University Press in the US.  There are also translations into SpanishSwedish, Turkish, Japanese, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese.  It won the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 1999, the Aventis Prize in 2003 (for an account see here), and was a finalist for the Descartes Prize in 2004.

The book's website can be found at www.righthandlefthand.com, where also can be found reviews of the book, and a range of questionnaires and tests on handedness and asymmetry which will help us with our research.

Cover of Right Hand, Left Hand