Forensic and anthropological application of body asymmetry: A comment on Gutnik et al. (2015)

Kewal Krishan, Tanuj Kanchan

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The present communication describes the application of bilateral asymmetry in forensic casework and anthropological research. Bilateral asymmetry is normal in the human body. The body’s asymmetry is attributable to genetic and environmental (evolutionary) reasons. Handedness is a factor related to bilateral asymmetry. Gutnik et al. (2015) supported previous research, showing that the dominant side of the body is stronger than the other side due to additional stress and strain, and thus has augmented musculature and increased mass. The note is intended to elaborate on the applications of body asymmetry in forensic and anthropological practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-582
Number of pages5
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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