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The lab studies motor skill in children and nonhuman primates, particularly how the hands are controlled. Our work examines links between motor abilities and cognition, including reasoning, communication, and language.

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  • Gonzalez, S.L., & Nelson, E.L. (2015). Addressing the gap: A blueprint for studying bimanual hand preference in infants. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:560. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00560. Download paper
  • Boeving, E.R., Lacreuse, A., Hopkins, W.D., Phillips, K.A., Novak, M.A., & Nelson, E.L. (2015). Handedness influences intermanual transfer in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) but not rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Experimental Brain Research, 233, 829-837. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-014-4158-8. Abstract
  • Nelson, E.L., Figueroa, A., Albright, S.N., & Gonzalez, M.F. (2015). Evaluating handedness measures in spider monkeys. Animal Cognition, 18 (1), 345-353. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-014-0805-5. Abstract