k u d o s

a.k.a.  m a n y  h a p p y  r e t u r n s




Special thanks to all of you who have taken the on-line hand preference questionnaire, nominated a missing «famous left-hander», contributed comments to the left-handers in society page, sent greetings to my parents regarding their 55th anniversary, helped correct my french and spanish translations, written site reviews, linked these pages, and pointed out typos & errors....

Since February 1996, these pages have been accessed over 2 million times, by people from 164 countries, and from over 1000 different U.S. educational institutions.


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YAHOO Pick of the Week Pick of the Week

" 'What, if anything, do they have in common?'.... Bill Clinton, Kermit the Frog, Richard Simmons, Marcia Clark, Billy the Kid, Eudora Welty and David Byrne.....they're all left-handed. We learned this at Famous Left-Handers, which is exactly what it sounds like. The list is part of Primate Handedness and Brain Lateralization, a fascinating research site at Indiana University; read about the leftie/rightie study, or even participate in it. Take your pick(s).... Primate Handedness and Brain Lateralization -- famous left-handers and fascinating research."

-- from Yahoo's Picks of the Week, 4 March 1996

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Chronicle of Higher Education On-Line
Review featured in subscription-only service, 27 March 1996
Academe Today

"African Primates on Line"

     "Chirp, chirp, whoop, roar -- the chatter of African monkeys is as close as your computer, thanks to an Indiana University scholar's World-Wide Web site.
     The site offers images and sounds of East African monkeys and apes recorded by the primatologist M.K. Holder during trips to the region. She created the site in part to disseminate material from her research projects, which focus on brain structure and handedness (the hand animals favor) in primates.....
     While on a research trip to Africa, ...Holder visited several research stations and photographed the ... jungle she found there. Her pictures and descriptions form an illustrated travelogue at the site, providing detailed information on the flora and fauna of such countries as Uganda, Rwanda, and Zaire. An extensive collection of links points to more than 100 resources on African countries and primates.
     ... Holder has also found one species of primate she can study without leaving cyberspace -- human beings. Visitors to the site are asked questions about which hand they use for various tasks. The survey is part of a continuing research project that ... Holder hopes will reveal how "handedness" relates to the structure of our brains.
-- Kelly McCollum, Academe Today

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TOP 5% WEBSITE

LYCOS POINT REVIEW
Primate Handedness & Brain Lateralization Research Site

Content: 32/50
Presentation: 39/50
Experience: 34/50

"Anthropologist M.K. Holder's academically oriented home page offers a brief primer on handedness and what that has to do with individual primate and human brains and how they are specialized. Where did all that left-brain/right-brain stuff come from and what does it all mean? According to Holder, it came from Paul Broca about 150 years ago, and it doesn't mean much. Holder clearly has some points to make in the debate, but holds back from providing a lengthy explanation. We won't nit-pick, however... we'll leave that to all the East African apes who "inhabit" the rest of the site. Holder presents a little fact guide for these apes, complete with sound files of screams, burps, and chirps. For fun, check out the list of famous lefties. A southpaw shindig would include Castro (a leftist!), Tiny Tim, Joey Heatherton, H. Ross Perot, and Wink Martindale."

-- from Point Review

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MAGELLAN REVIEW of African Primates at Home Home Page

3 STAR
SITE


Rating Summary [of possible 10]:
Net Appeal:  9
Depth of Coverage:  8
Ease of Exploration:  8

"Belching gorillas, screaming chimps, and cavorting mangabeys are among the primate species you can see and hear as you wend your way through this site. Find out their status in the wild, if they are endangered or stable. Learn their scientific classifications, habitat ranges and general habits. Are they 'knuckle-walkers' or do they move upright? Do they live in trees? Do they eat fruits, bugs or even other monkeys? Where do they like to sleep? What are their families like? Additionally, you can meet Mr. Snork, ScurveySeaDog, and other ... friends of home page producer M.K. Holder, research affiliate at the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior at Indiana University. You can even leave a nice message for Holder's parents, married 50 years (a real accomplishment for the only surviving species of the primate family Hominidae)."

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The Exploritorium's
10 Coolest Art, Science, Education Sites

Exploritorium's 10 Cool Sites

"[African Primates at Home]... has been chosen as one of the "Ten Cool Sites" for the month of April 1996. Every month, the Exploratorium's Learning Studio picks the best sites in Science, Art and Education.... Sites are selected based upon their content, their design and the overall experience of visiting them."

-- Jim Spadaccini, Learning Studio Facilitator, 1 April 1996

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Chicago Sun-Times Online

COOL SITES    28 March 1996

"Southpaws who wonder what kind of company they keep will have a field day when visiting Famous Left-Handers. This site lists the names of hundreds of left-handers (including Ronald Reagan, George Bush and Bill Clinton). The pages can be translated into French, Spanish, or pig Latin. Links to primate research and studies of right-brain / left-brain research are also worth checking out."

-- 28 March 1996, Chicago Sun-Times Connected

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Los Angeles Times Pick

L.A. Times PICK
Primate Handedness & Brain Lateralization
14 October 1996

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Reviewed on RADIO ONE
Famous Left-Handers reviewed on the Daily Report, 11 March 1996

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Student Comments

"Famous Left-Handers -- This article gave information on famous lefthanded people. It separated the people into groups from presidents to actors and compiled a list of such people. It belongs in the category of useless info in my opinion because such information is trivial. I think it is a waste of time to compile such information. (David Lam)"

from Kevin Arthur's class, Computers & Society
Department of Computer Science, UNC

  MK's thoughts on uselessness & relevance in emergent technology...

  See also MK's guest column in Internet Underground Magazine
         "The World of Sinistral Subterfuge" (Vol.1, Issue 13: p. 67)

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Internet World Magazine
July 1996 (Volume 7, Number 7)

F O U N D   I T   O N   T H E   N E T
by Linda J. Engelman


On The Other Hand
If you're a lefty, you join the ranks of an illustrious group that includes Bill Clinton, Benjamin Franklin, Helen Keller, Steve Forbes, Julius Caesar... and Mark Twain. But what exactly is left-handedness? Is it defined by the hand you use for writing? Or is it the hand you use for most manual tasks? And what does "handedness" have to do with brain function anyway? Is there any truth to left-brain, right-brain theories?
The answers, or at least some of them, can be found at the Primate Handedness and Brain Lateralization Research site which offers explanations of brain-to-hand phenomena and lets you participate in an ongoing study of human handedness by answering a detailed hand-preference questionnaire. While you're visiting, browse through a list of hundreds of names of left-handed presidents, authors, actors, athletes, and political figures.

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Berkeley Public Library Bookmarks

"Good source of basic information for anybody who is left-handed, teaches someone who is left-handed or is simply interested in what left-handedness is all about. Check out the list of famous left-handers." (Dec 1996)

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Internet
Underground magazine cover
Internet Underground
(Volume 2, Number 6, page 73) June 1997

W E B   G U I D E
4-star rating
(one of eight "Tech" sites recommended)

"Find out "what handedness has to do with brain lateralization, and who cares." And while you're here, you might want to find out what brain lateralization is in the first place, if you don't already know. (It refers to the fact that the two halves of the human brain are not exactly alike and that each hemisphere has functional specializations.) If you have an extra 10 or 15 minutes, partipate in ongoing research on human handedness by taking a hand preference questionnaire." -- Lars Hundley

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America On-Line NetFind Review

3-star rating (4 possible)

"Primate Handedness and Brain Lateralization [3-star rating]
Home for some fascinating research by Indiana's M.K. Holder on ties between right- and left-handedness and specialization in the brain. [S]He explains clearly, informally, the importance of the work and invites us to help with a survey."

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from the on-line version of
New Scientist magazine
New Scientist HOTSPOT
17 June 1997
"Primate Handedness and Brain Lateralization -- This informative site is dedicated to the on-going study of the relationship between primate handedness and brain lateralization being conducted by researchers [sic] of the Indiana University on wild primates at a number of East African research sites. The primates being studied can be viewed 'at home' and details of the research sites are listed in detail with maps and other flora and fauna information. Find out what handedness has to do with brain lateralization and more importantly, in their [sic] own words, who cares! Viewers can also participate in on-going research on human handedness by completing a hand preference questionnaire."

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OneKey
(Guaranteed Error Free / Kid Safe Search Engine)
Library: Science Explorations
(Vol.2, No. 20, 20 June 97)
"Primate Handedness and Brain Lateralization
You've gotta wonder about anyone who compiles a list of famous left-handers in English, French, Spanish, and Pig Latin? Seriously, this site also has some valuable information on the brain and handedness, complete with graphics. You can become part of a research study by taking a survey about your hand preference. The "Left-Handers in Society" page will help parents, teachers, and employers understand left-handed people."

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PC Novice / Smart Computing Magazine

The Web: Culture & Society
Vol.7, Issue 11 (Nov 1999), page 53
"Famous Left-Handers
Lefties arise! You'll find yourself in distinguished company on this page, which lists the prominent southpaws of politics, sports, entertainment, ancient times, and more in your choice of languages. Even if lefty trivia isn't your bag, stop in anyway for a serious discussion of the problems lefties face with tools, tests, and other artifacts of a right-handed world. "




s e r i o u s  b a c k p a t s

MOSAIC What's New TOP 25
Mosaic's TOP 5 Site of the Day -- 1 March 1996


What We Learned on the Web Today
WebMaster Magazine Online  22 March 1996:  Famous Left-Handers


Science Daily
30 March 1996


WinMag
WinMag HotSpot  18 May 1996


NBNSoft CONTENT AWARD
African Primates at Home


Top 100 on the Planet Award
Top 100 Sites on the Planet Award (April 8-15)


Best of Campus Award
Best of Campus Award, May 1996


UBS for Kids
On-line Monthly Web Tour
University Book Store for Kids On-line Monthly Web Tour for June 1996
African Primates at Home

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Franklin Institute Science Museum's

Fistful of Favorites


African Primates at Home
April 1996

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Bosse PC & Mac Magazine (Holland)
SURFTIPS: Ta en tur

Berönda vänsterhänta (Famous Left-Handers)
#25 on 100 list: April 1996


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Toshiba's E-zine Science Talk
featured in Toshiba's E-zine Science Talk (in Japanese)
African Primates at Home

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c o o l h o t f u n k y

Beyond the Black
Stump         BIG EYE         Cosmic Site of the Night

Funky Mama Award

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Project Cool Sighting
African Primates at Home
29 February 1996

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Spacestation Morpheous  Hot Link of the Week

"... a very nice and extremely informative sight about the research into...erm...erm.. our past, and even our future. I may not understand it all, but I really like it..."

--Mark Kathmann, 26 March 1996

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From the Depths of the Web | Science Section

"...I've chosen... African Primates at Home, to be listed in my compilation of the absolute best sites on the Web.... From the Depths of the Web, features *the* best sites out there; every site has top-notch visuals *and* strong content.
   ...I will keep From the Depths of the Web to less than 1000 sites, updating and changing the links as technology changes and pages get better and better. Only the cream of the crop will be listed here."

-- Stephanie Losi, Creator & Maintainer of From the Depths of the Web, 30 March 1996

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InterNect (U.K.) Link of the Week
15 March 1996

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Innovative Micro Solutions
IMS Daily Mystery Sites
Daily Mystery Sites
Famous Left-Handers
March 1996

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Weird, Wild, Wacky or Wonderful World Wide Web Sites of the Day
(University of Waterloo, Canada)

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Maczynski's Info Service
It's FUN
Famous Left-Handers
17-23 June 1996

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Middle Georgia WEB Magazine Cool Site
COOL SITE
Famous Left-Handers
June 1996

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OSA Direckt's Internet Topp 10 (Holland)
from OSA Direck (Holland)
#3 on Topp 10: Vecka 23 (10 June 1996)
Also, Vecka 22 (4 June) | Vecka 24 (17 June) | Vecka 25 (24 June)
Famous Left-Handers

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bør.sees (Norway)
kunnskap
Famous Left-Handers

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Access to the World Cool Link of the Week Award
Famous Left-Handers
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CyberSite of the Week     CyberSite of the Week (10-25 Aug 1996)
African Primates at Home
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Webscout Way Cool Environment Link Award
African Primates at Home

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Net Noir
Arts & Entertainment Links
4-Globe Rating (Very Good)

"African Primates at Home Home Page is a sight and sound experience for children of the animals living in the motherland of Africa. With many pictures, sounds, and facts, it's [sic] beats a smelly trip to the zoo. (rev 5/1/96)"

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KISW Radio HotLink     KISW Radio HotLink
Primate Handedness & Brain Lateralization

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WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)
Quarks & Co Internet-Tips African Primates at Home

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CyberTraffic Report with Stewart Sheifet
(Syndicated Radio Show)
2 August 1997  ~  Famous Left-Handers featured

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Best @ Bloomington
most informative personal web site




o f f t h e c u f f r e m a r k s

"... very well designed and was fun to visit."

-- Mike Ulmer, Indianapolis, IN, 10 March 1996

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"... excellent in both design and content."

-- Tim Knight, Webmaster Primate Gallery, 24 Feb 1996

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"...your site... was very interesting and very informative, and I plan to pass it on to students in my intro to linguistics course, particularly for the page on lateralization and handedness."

-- Dr. E. Scatton, Slavic Program, U Albany (SUNY), 30 March 1996

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"Indeed, a wonderful website!!! Your pictures have caused my heart to be tugged in that direction for the sites, smells and sounds of wild East Africa."

-- Dr. Salma Ramji, 11 March 1996

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"I am a Japanese veterinarian.... I and my son, 5 years old, enjoyed your site. I think really it is good for children..."

-- Msayuki Ochiai D.V.M., 29 March 1996

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"6 June 1996
Subj:  Message from Henry

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[Henry is 2 years old, and regularly goes surfing with his dad Joe. Ususally it's Joe that does the corresponding, but I am delighted to see that Henry is now learning to express himself via mouse and keyboard! Go Henry GO!]

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g l o b a l  i n t e r e s t

People from the following 164 countries (i.e., client domains) have visited MK Holder's sites.
This represent 75% (143) of the world's 191 independent states:

Andorra
Albania
Antigua & Barbuda
Anguilla
Argentina
Armenia
Austria
Australia
Aruba
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Colombia
Congo
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote D'Ivoire
Croatia (Hrvatska)
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
Faroe Islands
France
French Polynesia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Great Britain (UK)
Greece
Greenland
Guam
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea (South)
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Mauritus
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldavia
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Nicaragua
Niger
Niue
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Polynesia (French)
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Saint Tome & Principe
Samoa
San Marino
Saudia Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovenia
Slovak Republic
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Swaziland
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey
Turks & Caicus Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
US Virgin Islands
former USSR
Vanuatu
Vatican City State (Holy See)
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zambia
Zimbabwe



e d u c a t i o n a l
i n t e r e s t

During a single month (April 1996) a total of 442 different educational institutions accessed M.K. Holder's websites over 27,000 times. Since February 1996, over 1000 different U.S. educational institutions have checked in (I stopped counting in April 1997).

Educators & students:  If you use these sites in any way for educational purposes, I'd like to hear where & how... drop me a line and please include the following information:
p r i m a t e @ i n d i a n a . e d u

(1) state/providence/country
(2) grade level
(3) subject
(4) which website(s) used
(5) how information/site was used
(6) your comments/suggestions

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Internet Compass for Schools
"guide to...the very best educational Internet sites"

"African Primates at Home
Ages 5 - Adult / This site offers a great deal of information about our hairy cousins. Graphics and downloadable sounds!"  (May 1996)

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MaMaMedia
Famous Left-Handers

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Education Index Award
African Primates at Home

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Dr. Matrix Award for Science Excellence

"Sites receiving this award are distinguished by the quality of their content alone.... A Web site will receive this award if it serves the interests of discovery, mental enrichment and throughtful enjoyment."
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Academic Basic Neuroscience Resources



f e a t u r e d   in
p u b l i c a t i o n s

Mk's websites are featured in the following publications (CD-ROMs and printed books):

Amazing Web Pages. 1996. maranGraphics Development Group. Ontario, Canada: maranGraphics, page 245.

"The World of Sinistral Subterfuge" by M.K. Holder. Internet Underground magazine (December 1996): Volume 1, Issue 13: page 67.

iCD Educator's Internet CD-ROM from Classroom Connect.

Best of the Net - Science CD-ROM distributed by GeoSync Interactive Corp., Prentice Hall Ginn, Inc., and Silver Burdett Ginn, Inc.  Developed by GeoSync Interactive Corp. & ExCITE, the Exemplary Center for Interactive Technologies in Education at Simon Fraser University, Canada (December release).

Best of the Net Award

Animal Planet CD-ROM from Discovery Communications, Inc. (parent company of Discovery Channel cable television network)

Discovery Channel Multimedia

13 August 1997 newspaper article by Geoff Mulvihill mentions Holder's research

Philadelphia Inquirer       Philadelphia Online

18 August 1997      Online query directed to Holder
Scientific American
Ask the Experts

Famous Left-Handers featured in "Surf This!" MaMaMedia: A Kids' Guide to the Net Volume 1, Issue 1 (Fall 1996): page 9.

NPR (National Public Radio)
8 August 1997
Hand Preference Questionnaire, Famous Left-Handers, and Primate Handedness & Brain Lateralization
featured on
National Public Radio's  Science Friday

Aloso Alverez Garcia. 1996. Guia Practica para usuarios de HTML. Creacion de paginas Web. Anaya Multimedia. Features African Primates at Home.

Grohaty, Tim. 1997. What's Hot on the World Wide Web: The lefty-hippy-Jefferson connection. The News-Times Computer News. Knight-Ridder Newspapers (24 Sep 1997). © 1997 Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA.

1998. Lefties Slowly Joining Hands Against Righties. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 21 June 1998. Vol. 12, p. 118 (Lifestyle Section).


Polly, Jean Armour. 1998. The Internet Kids and Family Yellow Pages, 3rd Edition. Osborne McGraw-Hill. Features Primates at Home and gauche! Left-Handers in Society.


Kardas, Edward P. 1999. Psychology Resources on the World Wide Web. Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia Features Hand Preference Questionnaire.

Swift, Linda. 1999. The Left Stuff. The Dallas Morning News, Section G, pages 1G and 4G, 13 August 1999.



M k's   w e b s i t e s

Primate Handedness & Brain Lateralization Research Site
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/index.html

African Primates at Home
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/primates.html

audio help page
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/audio.html

East African Research Sites
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/sites.html

What does Handedness have to do with Brain Lateralization (and Who Cares?)
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/brain.html

MK Holder Bibliography 1
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/refs1.html

Hand Preference Questionnaire
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/forms/hand.html

Hand Preference Questionnaires: One Gets What One Asks For (Abstract)
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/92mphil.html

Famous Left-Handers
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html

Gauchers Célèbre (Famous Left-Handers, en français, French version)
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left_fr.html

Zurdos Famosos (Famous Left-Handers, en español, Spanish version)
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left_sp.html

Amousfay Eftlay-Andershay (Famous Left-Handers, Pig Latin version)
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left_pl.html

Nominate a Famous Left-Hander
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/forms/leftnom.html

Désignez un Gaucher Célèlbre (Nominate a Famous Left-Hander, en français)
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/forms/lnom_fr.html

Nomine a un Zurdo Famoso (Nominate a Famous Left-Hander, en espoñol)
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/forms/lnom_sp.html

gauche! Left-Handers in Society Resource for Educators, Students, Employers, Manufacturers
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/lspeak.html

gauche! Parents & Educators
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/lspeak2.html

gauche! Employers & Manufacturers
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/lspeak3.html

gauche! Lefty Tips: Music | Sports | Daily Life
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/lspeak4.html

gauche! Index & Bibliography
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/lspeak5.html

gauche! Archival Comment Page
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/lspeak9.html

Comment Form for gauche! Left-Handers in Society
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/forms/speak.html

Mk's InfoSafari Shamba
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/shamba.html

Holder's 55th Anniversary International Guestbook
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/forms/50.html

M.K. Holder, 1992 M.Phil. Abstract
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/92mphil.html

M.K. Holder, 1999 Ph.D. Abstract
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/phdabs.html

Three poems by Li Young-Lee
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/lee.html

k u d o s (a.k.a. many happy returns)
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/kudos.html

uselessness & relevance in emergent technology
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/relevance.html

"The World of Sinistral Subterfuge" by M.K. Holder
(text of Internet Undergound guest column)
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/403.html

Mk's InfoBahn Off-Ramps
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/ramps.html

Lariam (mefloquine) Info
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/lariam.html

Lariam References
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/larrefs.html

Other sites designed/maintained by M.K. Holder:
Handedness Research Institute
http://handedness.org/
http://2hands.org/





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