Left-handedness....psycological uniqueness ?

Leifer

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....or is it hogwash and coincidence ?
Here's a quote from a Wikipedia source...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handedness_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

 

Leifer

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Considering the trait to be totally random......lefties could consider themselves unique and find reasons for this, and righties feel lefties are unnecessarily basking in uniqueness.
 

Leifer

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btw....I'm left handed in everything except throwing a ball, where I excel as a right hander.
Also in tennis and badminton...righty.
 
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NoParty

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....or is it hogwash and coincidence ?
Here's a quote from a Wikipedia source...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handedness_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

The short answer is as follows: Since left-handers are dishonest weasels, they are naturally drawn to politics.

Okay, that may be a little too direct. ;) Actually, I read years ago (can't remember where) that because
lefties grow up in a world that is oriented to right-handers, they learn to be more resourceful;
to work around difficulties as a matter of course. Even extending to matters of personal diplomacy:
that lefties become "pleasers" to get along in a society that is inherently more difficult for them.
Clinton might be a poster boy for the concept of a lefty's personal manner being politics-friendly.
Now, of course, I'm just riffing off the top of my memory...lowering the high standards of evidence
for which this nifty site is known. But hey, it's Saturday morning.

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p.s. The Simpsons did a nice show back in '91 ("When Flanders Failed") addressing Ned's leftyness...p.p.s. ~1/3 of Springfield is lefty!
 
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Leifer

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Hair whorl has been an indicator of handedness....

http://udel.edu/~mcdonald/mythhairwhorl.html

I understand this is a very large subject.....entire books have been written on the subject (handedness).
Let's concentrate on the issue..."is there a difference" between right and left handers. ? and why/how ?
 
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Soulfly

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This lady can write with two hands, write in different directions and write two languages at the same time.
 

Leifer

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I think doing two duties at one time is not too difficult.
A test might be I order. I'll try it....
 

solrey

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I wonder if it's possible that the woman's corpus callosum is severed or somehow not working?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_callosum

Actually the corpus callosum is slightly larger in people who are left-handed or ambidextrous.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/229/4714/665.short

Since I'm ambidextrous I have a bit of an interest in the subject of handedness. After I first saw this thread I started playing around with writing with both hands simultaneously earlier this morning and thought 'why didn't I think of that before', then Soulfly posts a vid about it. woh

A couple of studies on handedness and brain hemisphere dominance...

http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/123/12/2512.full

http://www.pnas.org/content/99/5/3176.long

Possibly relevant to left-handed Presidents...

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/178/4/344.long

 

NoParty

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Actually the corpus callosum is slightly larger in people who are left-handed or ambidextrous.
Since I'm ambidextrous I have a bit of an interest in the subject of handedness. After I first saw this thread I started playing around with writing with both hands simultaneously earlier this morning and thought 'why didn't I think of that before', then Soulfly posts a vid about it. woh
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Yeah, solrey, I figured it was just a matter of time 'til you tried to play the ol' "my corpus callosum is bigger than yours" card... Shameless.
 

Melbury's Brick

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My wife is left handed. I believe left handed people are kind, considerate, loving and caring, and not at all vindictive, violent, or given to crushing mental cruelty.







Help me.







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