The lab studies motor skill in children and nonhuman primates, particularly how the hands are controlled.


  • Handedness influences intermanual transfer in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) but not rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Abstract
  • Evaluating handedness measures in spider monkeys. Abstract
  • Hand preference status and reach kinematics in infants. Abstract

About Professor Nelson

Dr. Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University. Read more

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