Handedness, Gesture and Language


Vaid, J. & Stiles-Davis, J. (1989). Mirror-writing ability: An advantage for the left-handed? Brain and Language, 37, 616-627.

Bates, E., O’Connell, B., Vaid, J., Sledge, P., & Oakes, L. (1986). Language and hand preference in early development. Developmental Neuropsychology, 2, 115.

Vaid, J., Bellugi, U., & Poizner, H. (1989). Hand dominance for signing: Clues to brain lateralization of language. Neuropsychologia, 27, 949-960.

Corina, D., Vaid, J. & Bellugi, U. (1992). The linguistic basis for left hemisphere specialization. Science, 255, 1258-1260.

Stoddard, J. & Vaid, J. (1996). Asymmetries in intermanual transfer of maze learning in right and left-handed adults. Neuropsychologia, 34, 605-608.

Vaid, J. & Carr, J. (1999). Mirror-writing ability in right- and left-handed adults: Ipsilateral control? Brain and Cognition, 40 (1), 264-268.

Vaid, J. (2011). Asymmetries in representational drawing: Alternatives to a laterality account. In Schubert, T.W. & Maass, A. (Eds.), Spatial Dimensions of Social Thought (pp. 231-255). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Vaid, J., Rhodes*, R., Tosun*, S., Eslami, Z. (2011). Script directionality affects depiction of depth in representational drawings. Social Psychology. 42(3), 241-248.


Vaid, J. & Stiles, J. (1992, Feb.) Mirror-writing ability: Effects of handedness, hand order and visual feedback. Poster presentation, International Neuropsychological Society, San Diego.

Stoddard, J. & Vaid, J. (1994, May). Asymmetries in intermanual transfer in maze learning as a function of maze orientation. Poster presentation, TENNET, Universite de Quebec, Montreal.

Vaid, J. & Carr, J. (1998, June). Mirror writing in right- and left-handed adults. Poster presentation, annual TENNET conference, University of Quebec, Montreal.

Rhodes, R., Vaid, J., & Eslami, Z. (2010, May). Leaning to the left: Handedness and script affect asymmetries in line drawings. Poster, Association for Psychological Science, Boston.

Vaid, J., Chen, H.C., & Rhodes, R., & Tosun, S. (2010, August). Handedness and hand used differentially affect object facing. Cognitive Science Society, Portland.

Vaid, J., Chen, H.C., & Rhodes, R., & Tosun*, S. (2010, August). Handedness and hand used differentially affect object facing. Poster, Cognitive Science Society, Portland.

Vaid, J., Tosun, S., & Rhodes, R. (2010, Nov.) About face: The anchoring effect of chirality in graphic production. Poster, Annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society, St. Louis.

Vaid, J.& Rhodes, R. (2011, July). Script directionality affects scene representation. Poster, Annual meeting of the International Society for Cognitive Linguistics, Xi’an, China.

Rhodes, R., Vaid, J., & Montes*, E. (2011, July). Orientation preferences for photographed objects: Effects of handedness and object type. Poster, Annual meeting of the Society for Cognitive Science, Boston.

Tosun, S. & Vaid, J. (2011, November). Human facial orientation in figure drawing: A meta-analysis. Poster, Psychonomics Society annual meeting, Seattle

Tosun, S., Vaid, J., Liew, K., Lopez, B., & Kim, K. (May). Determinants of object facing in representational drawing: A meta-analytic investigation. Poster, Association of Psychological Science, Chicago.

Vaid, J., Kharkhurin, A., Liew* K., & Kim, K. (2012, July). Directionality effects in scene depiction: Evidence from representational drawing. Invited Symposium on Spatial Schemas and Cognition, International Congress of Psychology, Capetown.