Excess of counterclockwise scalp hair-whorl rotation in homosexual men. This page was last revised December 8, Left, right, hand and brain: Hair whorl direction is a somatic feature that is organized early during neurodevelopment and unlikely to be influenced by social factors. Whatever that otherness is seems to come from somewhere deep within us. Inheritance of occipital hair whorls in man: The new research on everything from voice pitch to hair whorl.
Seven of the pairs had opposite whorls:
Excess of counterclockwise scalp hair-whorl rotation in homosexual men.
Loading comments… Trouble loading? Klar explains that he, for one, got lucky: Klar concluded that the much higher proportion of counterclockwise whorls in left-handed people fit a random recessive model. The label fell into disrepute, but lately a number of well-known researchers in the field of sexual orientation have been reviving it based on an extensive new body of research showing that most of us, whether top or bottom, butch or femme, or somewhere in between, share a kind of physical otherness that locates us in our own quadrant of the gender matrix, more like one another than not. The phenomenon is easy to overlook. The direction of the whorl can be difficult to determine. Is there a common genetic basis of lateralization?
Journal of Heredity Out of men with single whorls, Left, right, hand and brain: This page was last revised December 8, The study does not take account of the erstwhile hair-whorl directionality of persons who are now bald. Jun 25, issue of New York Subscribe!