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left hand

LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE ARE
OFFICIALLY SMARTER THAN
RIGHT-HANDED”
~
It can be hard sometimes for
left-handed
people living in a right-handed
world, but
apparently all that suffering
might have
been worth it as a new study has
found lefties are more
intelligent.
The good people at IFL Science
have studied
the connection of mathematical
ability to
“handedness” – that’s the
tendency for
people to be dexterous or skilled
with one
hand over the other – to find out
once and
for all if there’s any truth behind
the claim that lefties are more
intelligent.
They believe that because hand
preference
is a manifestation of brain
function, it must be linked to
cognition, which covers
everything from memory, to
comprehension,
attention and problem solving
and according
to their discovery the brain of a
left-handed person is more
developed.
The study stated: “Left-handers
exhibit, on
average, a more developed right
brain
hemisphere, which is specialized
for
processes such as spatial
reasoning and the ability to
rotate mental representations of
objects.”
Lefties also have a larger corpus
callosum,
the bundle of nerve cells that
connect the
two hemispheres of the brain
meaning they
have an increased connectivity
and more able
to process information.The study
didn’t find exactly why Left-
handed people have this
increase in
connectivity, though one theory
goes it’s
because they live in a world
suited to right-
handed people. This means they
are forced to
adapt to being able to use both
hands,
creating a greater link between
the two sides of the brain. If this
is true, would that mean
ambidextrous people are even
more
intelligent than lefties? The
study, which
was carried out on 2,300
students, didn’t
say, but if you want to boost
your brain
power maybe switch your
handedness.
It’s hard to argue too much with
the
findings when famous lefties
include Barack
Obama, Leonardo Di Vinci, Albert
Einstein,
Aristotle and Bill Gates.
Lefties aren’t just gifted when it
comes to intelligence,
they’re pretty good musicians
too with David
Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Paul
McCartney just a few left-handed
legends.
There’s no doubting this guy’s
intelligence just l

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