Comparing Perceived and Actual Cognitive Lateral Bias in University Dance Majors
Lateral bias (also referred to as lateral preference) is defined as an "innate bias for one side or the other" (Kimmerle, 2010). "Side" of the body is a reference to whether a movement is right dominant or left dominant in its execution. Although all human beings develop a functional lateral bias that is reinforced by the habits in their daily lives, it has been suggested that dance training increases asymmetry because of its over-emphasis on the right side of the body (Mertz et al., 2011). Despite this hypothesis that dance training could be a proponent of lateral bias toward right dominant ...
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