Influence of handedness on the visual and auditory reaction time

A. Sathiamoorthy, S. S. Sathiamoorthy, S. K. Bhat, S. Hiremath, N. Shenoy

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Visual Reaction Time (VRT) and Auditory Reaction Time (ART)were measured in right-handed and left-handed human volunteers, using an Electronic Response Timer Unit. The study demonstrated that a group of left-handed women reacted faster (P < 0.05) with their left hand to an auditory stimulus than their counterpart using their right hand. VRT did not show any significant change within, and between, the groups and was not influenced by sex or age. The observed differences in ART may be due to central phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology (medical)

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Sathiamoorthy, A., Sathiamoorthy, S. S., Bhat, S. K., Hiremath, S., & Shenoy, N. (1994). Influence of handedness on the visual and auditory reaction time. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 38(4), 297-299.