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Left-Handedness Cured In Schools

A 1922 newspaper story about schools in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA reported that: “An intensive campaign to cure left-handedness among pupils in local schools has resulted in a reduction from 250 to 66, which is less than one half of one percent of the total of 13,000 pupils.” Given that

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Can a dog be left-handed?

It turns out that dogs do show a clear preference for their left or right paw and there’s roughly a 50:50 split between left-pawedness and right-pawedness across all dog breeds. Here are a few tests you can do to find out whether your dog is a ‘southpaw’: Have your dog

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Posted in Fun and games, Left handed life, Research

Are there lots of left-handers in your family?

We have been asked by our friend   Professor Chris McManus (University College London) to see if we can help find families with a lot of lefthanders for some new research that is being conducted.   This is what he said… Left- and right-handedness are almost certainly determined by genes

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Is left-handedness genetic?

A new study has concluded that there is no single, major gene which accounts for why people are right- or left-handed. About 10 percent of people worldwide are left-handed, but the mechanisms by which people favour one hand over the other remain unclear. In an effort to learn more, researchers

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Posted in Research

Stuttering and changed lefthanders

After we wrote an article recently on the general effects that can result from forcing a natural left-hander to write right-handed, we were contacted by lots of Members about stuttering in particular and it is clearly something that causes people huge problems throughout their lives and we would like to

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Posted in Left handed life, Research

Left eye dominance and archery

The comment we received on this subject from Ray was so complete I am just going to re-post it here… “I am an archery coach and when first entering the sport and taking an interest in how archers performed, it was generally accepted that approximately ten percent of the population

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Posted in Left handed life, Research

Reminder about our teacher training survey

In our last newsletter we featured our new survey where we are asking parents of left-handed children to pass a survey form to their teachers.   We want to find out more about what support is being given to the children and also what training teachers are being given in

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Posted in Children, Research

Left-handed animals?

Recent research reported by Dr Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Australia showed that some species of parrot such as the sulphur-crested cockatoo were entirely left-handed while others, including the king parrot, were mainly right-handed. The majority of parrots, including the budgie, galah and rainbow lorikeet – are ambidextrous. ”This

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Posted in February 2011, Research

Left handed gestures – good or bad?

In laboratory tests, left- and right-handers associate positive ideas like honesty and intelligence with their dominant side of space and negative ideas with their non-dominant side. To find out whether people link ‘good’ with ‘dominant’ beyond the laboratory, Casasanto and co-author Kyle Jasmin examined spontaneous gestures during positive and negative

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Posted in August 2010, Lefty info, Newsletter articles, Research

Claims that left-handers do think differently

We all know that there is much more to being left-handed than just writing, and a fascinating new study published today suggests that we left-handers actually do think differently. The author of the study Daniel Casasanto, goes so far as to suggest that handedness may influence our decisions on everything

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