Hand preference, immune system disorder and cognitive function among gay/bisexual men: The multicenter aids cohort study (MACS)

James T. Becker, Sue M. Bass, Mary Amanda Dew, Lawrence Kingsley, Ola A. Selnes, Kathleen Sheridan

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Abstract

This study evaluated the self-reported patterns of handedness among a large subsample (n = 1612) of the gay/bisexual men comprising the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). There was a small but significant elevation in left-handedness among gay/bisexual men compared to available normative data. However, there were no differences within the cohort in measures of immune function, self-reported autoimmune disorders, asthma, or hay fever, although there was an association between handedness and allergy. Performance on neuropsychological tests also did not differ as a function of handedness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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