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Marsupials Handedness Depends On Gender
2013-03-06 10:50:43

Boys are right-handed, girls are left...Well at least this is true for sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) and grey short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica)

2012-02-22 15:00:00

A new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit finds a strong correlation between brain dominance and the ear used to listen to a cell phone, with more than 70 percent of participants holding

2012-02-09 21:23:22

When you see a picture of a hand, how do you know whether it’s a right or left hand?

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2011-04-20 09:16:43

Right-handedness is a distinctively human characteristic, with right-handers outnumbering lefties nine-to-one.

2010-06-23 01:08:34

Gay men can recall familiar faces faster and more accurately than their heterosexual counterparts because, like women, they use both sides of their brains.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.