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Originally posted by hungryhippo
I've also heard that lefties are a bit more artistic.
A few years ago, the late M.P. Bryden, a professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo, worked out with several colleagues a standardized questionnaire on handedness for use in any culture and then showed that it appears more often in some places than others.
Their research shows that in Canada and the U.K., the proportion of left-handers is about 11.5%. As one moves eastward the number falls: 7.5% in the United Arab Emirates, 5.8% in India, 4% in Japan. In Africa, 7.9% of those in the Ivory Coast and 5.1% of those in the Sudan were left-handed.
In 95% of right-handers, the left side of the brain is dominant for language. Even in 60-70% of left-handers, the left side of brain is used for language.
Originally posted by cyberdude78
Anyhow I wonder how many righties are out there that were lefty but were "converted" by nuns and zealous teachers.
My grandmother was left-handed, but she was forced (oh the good old days...) to write with her right hand, so she was able to write with both hands. A part from her and myself, noone else in my family is left handed, not even my parents, so I guess it doesnt run in the family aswell
There's apparently all kinds of confusion about what a "race" is.