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Is There a Correlation Between Eye Preference and Visual Acuity, Eye Dominance, and Handedness in Humans?
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Most humans do not only have a preferred hand to use in different situations, they also exhibit a clear preference when it comes to eye usage. Few studies have assessed whether different tests of eye preference give congruent or incongruent results, and furthermore, there are conflicting findings on whether eye preference correlates with eye dominance, visual acuity, and handedness. The present study assessed whether these variables correlate, alongside factors such as age and sex. A total of 79 subjects, 45 males and 34 females, were tested. A microscope, telescope, photo camera, and caleidoscope were used to assess eye preference, the Dolman test was used to assess eye dominance, the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory was filled in to assess handedness, and visual acuity was measured using a Snellen chart. Care was taken to include subjects of various ages and both sexes. Descriptive statistics show that most subjects were right-handed, had a right-eye preference and were consistent across the four eye preference tasks, and had a dominant right eye. Significant correlations were found between visual acuity and handedness, as well as eye preference and eye dominance.

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2019. , p. 18
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Eye dominance, eye preference, handedness, humans, visual acuity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-157781ISRN: LITH-IFM-G-EX--19/3717--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-157781DiVA, id: diva2:1328402
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