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Left-handers are more 'bicelebral'

If you are left-handed (1 in 10 of you who read this post will be, statistically speaking) you will be happy to know that we are more 'bicelebral' than the right-handed version of us.

In my pro-cricketing days, I noticed more left-handed pro players than you would normally find in the general population. My theory at that time was that left-handers were 'awkward' to play against, hence had some advatange over the rest of the playing population. This research provides some evidence that left-handers also seem to have quicker reactions / better hand-eye coordination:

"Left-handed people can think quicker when carrying out tasks such as playing computer games or playing sport, say Australian researchers.

Connections between the left and right hand sides or hemispheres of the brain are faster in left-handed people, a study in Neuropsychology shows.

The fast transfer of information in the brain makes left-handers more efficient when dealing with multiple stimuli."

Via Cognitive Daily.