Reading/writing vs handedness influences on line length estimation. Academic Article uri icon


  • Left- and right-handed school children with differing reading/writing experiences (unidirectional left-to-right vs bidirectional) were asked to draw 3-cm lines from right-to-left or from left-to-right with each hand. With either hand, lines drawn from left to right were more accurate than those drawn from right to left, particularly for right-handed left-to-right users; bidirectional readers showed no directional bias. Moreover, bidirectional readers were more accurate than unidirectional readers. The findings support a greater influence of directional scanning effects than handedness on the task of line length estimation.

published proceedings

  • Brain Cogn

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, M., Vaid, J., & Sakhuja, T.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Singh, M||Vaid, J||Sakhuja, T

publication date

  • January 2000