posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:53 AM
It's all a bit weird really.
Write left handed, play darts, snooker and pool, throw, bowl at cricket left handed yet I bat at cricket right handed, play golf with my right hand,
play bass guitar right handed, (badly it must be said) and even predominantly pick my pint glass up with my right hand.
I think the batting and golf thing is because when I was a toddler my father would try to teach me the rudiments of batting etc whilst standing over
I was bought a right handed bass guitar so that's how I played.
I more or less was left to learn the other's myself so used my naturally dominant left hand.
As a slight aside, Phil Mickelson is probably the best know left handed golfer is known as Lefty.
He learnt to play golf by copying his father standing opposite him and trying to replicate everything he did, more or less like a mirror image.
He has become one of the greatest golfers ever.
He is right handed at everything else he does.
Perhaps the brain and body can be taught to do many things.
I have no idea what initially determines the dominant hand but it does seem to involve genetics and environment etc.
It is also strange that left handed people seem to be disproportionately successful in various fields.