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#134050 10/14/04 04:36 AM
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we are doing a brain mapping (fMRI) study on anagrams and creativity and need anagram experts to participate. the study is located in west los angeles, and starts immediately. you must be right handed and a native english speaker to participate. you will be compensated $25/hr for your time. if you live in los angeles and are interested, please let me know if you are interested ASAP.


#134051 10/14/04 09:49 AM
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Come do one in upstate New York and I'm your man.


#134052 10/14/04 11:26 AM
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just out of curiosity, what's wrong with cack-handed anagrams?
-ron (I am not a lefty) obvious


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I would suspect that the differences in brain hemisphere language functioning between north- and south-paws would cause the two groups to be considered separately. I would just hope that they are considering the significant differences between the two main groups of lefties.


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the significant differences between the two main groups of lefties

which are?



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#134055 10/14/04 11:57 PM
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You got your write mirror image to righties only in the other direction lefties and your hook your arm around and write from above lefties and apparently the right/left brain handling of language is different in the two groups. The lovely AnnaS should be able to expound better on the brain differences between the two groups.


#134056 10/15/04 12:44 AM
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huh. I allus thought that was just the teachin'...

looking forward to hearing more.



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#134057 10/15/04 02:30 PM
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hook your arm around and write from above lefties

I think I belong to a subgroup of that faction: the hold your hand up in the air like a spider and try not to touch the paper lefties.

The "spider" description comes from The Left-Hander's Book of Days, and is a quote from some left-handed celebrity whose name escapes me...sorry


#134058 10/15/04 02:55 PM
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Lefties who write just like righties, holding the pen mirror-image, have two speech centers and are less likely to suffer aphasia after a stroke. That's all I can remember from the study I read, but I assume they have other important bits on both sides of the brain.

Us lefties who contort to write are indeed the exact opposite of righties, with the brain halves reversed. It sounds counterintuitive: you'd think the brains of mirror-image lefties would be the exact opposite of righties' brains, but.


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Hmm. My daughter is one of those mirror image lefties. Both of her grandfathers were left-handed. Her paternal grandfather died decades ago (I never met him) and my father hasn't been left-handed since he started writing and had it beaten out of him by superstitious idiots. His handwriting is weird, slants all over the place. I wonder whether he was one of those mirror image guys. My late-ex-father-in-law had a set of left-handed golf clubs, which makes me think he was a mirror image specimen. My daughter surely is; all her life when she has imitated me doing anything (turning a switch, using a potter's wheel) she has exactly reversed everything. Which meant we had to use a wheel whose direction could be switched.

And I wonder whether people stay of the mirror image persuasion even when they have been trained out of left-handedness. I mean in their brain chemistry or whatever.

I remember watching AnnaS write in that Anglo-Saxon class we took 28 years ago thinking I'd have to tie my ass in a knot to do that.


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