26 September 2005

It's Not Like You're Helpless

It's just that you're right-handed.
(University College Dublin Professor Kevin) Denny points to neurological studies which have shown that left-handers, particularly males, are better at divergent thought — or thinking outside the box. They are also better able to deal with completely new situations because it is the right hemisphere of the brain, which controls the left side of the body, that is used in these cases. “This may explain why left-handers have some advantage in dealing with novelty — they are more inclined to use the right hemisphere of their brain than their left,” said Denny.

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