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2010-11-05 15:42:26

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, have identified a genetic variant which influences whether a person with dyslexia is more skilled with either the left or right hand.

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2010-07-30 07:10:00

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.

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.

2010-01-28 12:02:19

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.

2010-01-25 13:04:27

Children who are mixed-handed, or ambidextrous, are more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems in childhood than right- or left-handed children.

2009-11-05 08:54:17

There are areas in the brain devoted to our arms, legs, and various parts of our bodies. The way these areas are distributed throughout the brain are known as “body maps” and there are some significant differences in these maps between left- and right-handed people. For example, in left-handed people, there is an equal amount of brain area devoted to the left and right arms in both hemispheres. However, for right-handed people, there is more cortical area associated with right arm...

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2009-02-28 07:35:00

A new study by scientists in France offers a possible explanation for left-handedness, finding that the trait survived since prehistoric times in part due to its rarity, which offered benefits.

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2009-02-05 06:50:00

A new study suggests people who are "mixed-handed," those who are able to use both hands with equal dexterity, may have a harder time conceiving a child than righties or lefties.

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2008-11-05 08:25:00

New research points a finger to left-handed people who are more likely to get anxious or feel shy or embarrassed about saying or acting on what they want.

2006-08-10 12:24:03

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Left-handed men, often seen as having an advantage over right-handed counterparts in sports like tennis, also enjoy much better paydays, a new study says.


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