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We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, absorbing information, weighing it carefully, and making thoughtful decisions.
Unconsciously, right-handers associate good with the right side of space and bad with the left.
In laboratory tests, right- and left-handers associate positive ideas like honesty and intelligence with their dominant side of space and negative ideas with their non-dominant side.
Space and time are intertwined in our thoughts, as they are in the physical world. For centuries, philosophers have debated exactly how these dimensions are related in the human mind. According to a paper to appear in the April, 2010 issue of Cognitive Science, childrenâ€™s ability to understand time is inseparable from their understanding of space.
Despite the almost universal association of the right with life, right, positive and good things, and the left with death, inadequacy, negative and bad things, recent researches show that left-handed people hold the opposite association.
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