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Old 04-16-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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What about the ambidextrous? (I am one of those myself and have often wondered what that means regarding my brain. Is it a benefit or does it screw up the brain?)
Technically, I'm not really ambidextrous since I can't use either hands for a particular task. My left hand is primary for many tasks whereas I can't play any sport left handed (except basketball where I'm better with left handed layups than right handed but shoot better right handed).

Interestingly enough, and while I get this part left, part right characteristics from my dad, he uses the opposite hands than I do (I'm left handed on things he uses right hand, and vice versa).
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I always hear the story about Phil Michelson whose dad taught him to swing a golf club by mirroring each other, and I wondered if anybody could do that successfully, given the same aptitude and teacher.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I always hear the story about Phil Michelson whose dad taught him to swing a golf club by mirroring each other, and I wondered if anybody could do that successfully, given the same aptitude and teacher.
As someone who plays golf, and is left-handed, I can confirm that everything a left-handed person does is a mirror-image of what a right-handed person does. A right-handed person's hook is a left-handed person's slice, and visa versa. Golf courses also have a tendency to be designed for right-handed people, which makes it a little more forgiving for left-handed people.

Left-handed people also find it easier to write text backwards and in mirror-image, without looking into a mirror. Not that writing backwards and in mirror-image is a useful skill, it is how left-handed people actually see things which their brain must then translate. This is why dyslexia is more common among the left-handed.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I just picked the first article on Google about left-handedness. Very interesting. I'll go back and read some more.

BTW, I used to write backwards, myself, for fun. I can still do it, though I'm a rightie.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Did this thread start out in the Science and Tech forum?
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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Did this thread start out in the Science and Tech forum?
yes..?
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Biology was still a science last I knew.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Left-handed people primarily use the right side of their brain, and thus have a tendency to be creative rather than analytical, spontaneous rather than pragmatic, and intuitive rather than logic-based.
Funny that you mention that. I am both intuitive and logic-based.
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