Handedness in twins with schizophrenia: was Boklage correct?

E. Fuller Torrey, John D Ragland, James M. Gold, Terry E. Goldberg, Ann E. Bowler, Llewellyn B. Bigelow, Irving I. Gottesman

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Abstract

Boklage's report of increased non-right handedness among monozygotic twins with schizophrenia has been cited as evidence to support an association of abnormal brain lateralization with the development of schizophrenia. The present study found no such association. Two previous attempts to replicate Boklage's findings (Luchins et al. 1980; Lewis et al. 1989) also reported little support. Studies of twin handedness do not appear to support an association of brain lateralization and schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Functional Laterality
Schizophrenia
Twin Studies
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Brain

Keywords

  • (Schizophrenia)
  • Handedness
  • Laterality
  • Twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)

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Fuller Torrey, E., Ragland, J. D., Gold, J. M., Goldberg, T. E., Bowler, A. E., Bigelow, L. B., & Gottesman, I. I. (1993). Handedness in twins with schizophrenia: was Boklage correct? Schizophrenia Research, 9(1), 83-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/0920-9964(93)90014-A

Handedness in twins with schizophrenia : was Boklage correct? / Fuller Torrey, E.; Ragland, John D; Gold, James M.; Goldberg, Terry E.; Bowler, Ann E.; Bigelow, Llewellyn B.; Gottesman, Irving I.

In: Schizophrenia Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1993, p. 83-85.

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Fuller Torrey, E, Ragland, JD, Gold, JM, Goldberg, TE, Bowler, AE, Bigelow, LB & Gottesman, II 1993, 'Handedness in twins with schizophrenia: was Boklage correct?', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 83-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/0920-9964(93)90014-A
Fuller Torrey, E. ; Ragland, John D ; Gold, James M. ; Goldberg, Terry E. ; Bowler, Ann E. ; Bigelow, Llewellyn B. ; Gottesman, Irving I. / Handedness in twins with schizophrenia : was Boklage correct?. In: Schizophrenia Research. 1993 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 83-85.
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