Hair Whorl Direction: The Association with Handedness, Footedness, and Eyedness


ÇETKİN M. , BAYKO S. , KUTOĞLU T.

DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

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Hair whorl direction and handedness were stated to have a common genetic basis in the random recessive model. This study was carried out with a total of 317 healthy young males. The association between hair whorl swirling direction and handedness, footedness and eyedness were assessed. The direction of hair whorl was clockwise at a rate of 76.7%, and counter clock wise at a rate of 23.3%. There was no significant association between hair whorl direction and handedness, footedness, and eyedness (p > .05). The results indicate that hair whorl swirling direction is not an evident marker of functional laterality.