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Originally posted by PsychoFaerie
I'm a fellow southpaw and if it wasn't for my mother I would have ended up right handed. I've always used my left hand for almost everything excluding bowling using scissors and a few other things. In kindergarden my teacher started teaching me to write with my right hand my mother noticed this and set up a meeting with my teacher... she told the teacher to stop trying to make me right handed. IIRC the teacher was trying to make things eaiser for me or some bullcrap line. this was in the early 90's and i've heard reports of teachers doing this in 2008 (which makes no sense at all) Apparently the myth persists that we're all ebil ebil people!! :p
Originally posted by doobydoll
I hold my knife in my right hand, and my spoon, a pool cue, darts, guitar, tennis bat, etc.
And don't ask me to give directions, because for some reason I get easily confused which way is left or right. I have to stop and really think which way is which. It's soo frustrating for me.
animals as diverse as frogs, birds, mice, rats, gerbils and marmosets tend to show more reliance on their left hemispheres in producing and recognizing their species' vocalizations. Even in humans, right-handed adults are more likely to show greater activity in their left cerebral hemispheres on language tasks. And the only situation in which chimpanzees show clear handedness is during pointing - when chimpanzees point, they tend to do so (around 2/3 of the time) with their right hands