Year 2012, Volume 42, Issue 3, Pages 545 - 552 2012-03-01

Comparison of all hand digit length ratios in left- and right-handed individuals
Comparison of all hand digit length ratios in left- and right-handed individuals

Rengin KOSİF [1] , Murat DIRAMALI [2]

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To compare and detect possible differences between the digit length and digit length ratios in left- and right-handed female and male students. One of the cerebral hemispheres is dominant over the other. Knowing a person’s dominant hemisphere can be a useful guide in some personal activities. Materials and methods: Digit lengths (D) of the students were measured, followed by calculating the ratio of each digit to the others (1D:2D, 1D:3D, 1D:4D, 1D:5D, 2D:3D, 2D:4D, 2D:5D, 3D:4D, 3D:5D, and 4D:5D). Results: In males, no significant difference was found between digit lengths and digit length ratios. Among left-handed females, the fifth digit length was significantly longer. The 2D:5D, 3D:5D, and 4D:5D ratios were significantly smaller in their left hands, which indicated that the fifth digit was longer in left-handed females. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that left-handed women could be especially successful in sports that require grasping a ball. This criterion should be considered for left-handed women while selecting athletes.
To compare and detect possible differences between the digit length and digit length ratios in left- and right-handed female and male students. One of the cerebral hemispheres is dominant over the other. Knowing a person’s dominant hemisphere can be a useful guide in some personal activities. Materials and methods: Digit lengths (D) of the students were measured, followed by calculating the ratio of each digit to the others (1D:2D, 1D:3D, 1D:4D, 1D:5D, 2D:3D, 2D:4D, 2D:5D, 3D:4D, 3D:5D, and 4D:5D). Results: In males, no significant difference was found between digit lengths and digit length ratios. Among left-handed females, the fifth digit length was significantly longer. The 2D:5D, 3D:5D, and 4D:5D ratios were significantly smaller in their left hands, which indicated that the fifth digit was longer in left-handed females. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that left-handed women could be especially successful in sports that require grasping a ball. This criterion should be considered for left-handed women while selecting athletes.
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Author: Rengin KOSİF

Author: Murat DIRAMALI

Bibtex @ { tbtkmedical147121, journal = {Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences}, issn = {1300-0144}, eissn = {1303-6165}, address = {TUBITAK}, year = {2012}, volume = {42}, pages = {545 - 552}, doi = {}, title = {Comparison of all hand digit length ratios in left- and right-handed individuals}, key = {cite}, author = {KOSİF, Rengin and DIRAMALI, Murat} }
APA KOSİF, R , DIRAMALI, M . (2012). Comparison of all hand digit length ratios in left- and right-handed individuals. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 42 (3), 545-552. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/tbtkmedical/issue/12298/147121
MLA KOSİF, R , DIRAMALI, M . "Comparison of all hand digit length ratios in left- and right-handed individuals". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 42 (2012): 545-552 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tbtkmedical/issue/12298/147121>
Chicago KOSİF, R , DIRAMALI, M . "Comparison of all hand digit length ratios in left- and right-handed individuals". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 42 (2012): 545-552
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ISNAD KOSİF, Rengin , DIRAMALI, Murat . "Comparison of all hand digit length ratios in left- and right-handed individuals". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 42 / 3 (March 2012): 545-552.