Science Exploring Mysteries of Left-Handedness

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    The Mysteries of Lefthandedness
    By Faye Flam, Philadelphia Inquirer
    October 29, 2007

    In pursuing the left-right riddle, scientists are unlocking secrets of the brain, genetics and human diversity.

    Plato and Aristotle puzzled over lefthanders, as did Charles Darwin. What determines "handedness"? Why are only 10 percent of us lefthanded, and why did the ratio seem to change over the last century? Are lefties somehow different - less healthy, more creative?

    With brain scanning and the latest genetic technology, scientists are finally starting to crack the mysteries. Lefthanders really are special, and the ways they differ are yielding insight into human diversity - especially how one person's brain differs from another's.

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    That's an intersting article. I actually saw something similar to this on tv the other night.
     
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    Where's the article on goober right handers?:eusa_eh:
     
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    I think you mean "goober right wingers", gunny.


    The conversation is about left handers as in the propensities for some to use their left hand in preference over their right one. Otherwise, I understand your dilemma.
     
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    I always knew I was better than the rest of you right handed rabble and now I have proof!!!
     

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