Asymmetric grasping response in neonate chimpanzees (pan troglodytes)

Joël Fagot*, Kim A. Bard

*Corresponding author for this work

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The strength of grasping responses was stronger for the right hand than for the left hand in 13 chimpanzees of mean age 14.8 days. This finding demonstrates that lateralization is present in neonate chimpanzees and suggests some evolutionary links between lateralization in apes and humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


  • cerebral dominance
  • chimpanzee
  • grasping reflex
  • laterality
  • neonate


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