If we examine the general distribution of points with lower ESR (~1 Mfi) on the outer ear in 325 patients with the — modality, we get an average of 5.24 on the right side compared to 5.98 on the left. This non-significant difference of distribution may appear to indicate a homogeneous and symmetrical distribution of points but that is not the case. If we analyze the clusters per sector we may notice that the left ear shows a higher number of sectors of high value compared to the right (Fig. 7.1). This phenomenon, similarly to what happens with PPT (see Fig. 5.5), is not easily explainable: we have to assume that the asymmetry of distribution may be intrinsic to the ear or may be the result of an asymmetrical activation of the auricles which manifests itself physiologically in the majority of patients. Our hypothesis, also expressed in Chapter 9, is that this phenomenon could be related to the asymmetrical lateralization of some functions in our brain such as language, handedness, etc.
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