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Relax, Lefty #114602
10/27/03 12:25 PM
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Since we've had extensive discussion about this here, and it's many accompanying terms (i.e.: southpaw...or, in Max's case, northpaw [ahem]), I thought it relevant to point out this new study which "suggests there is no evolutionary disadvantage to being a lefty, as some scientists had thought."

And there's also a word here which bothers me: handedness ("In 343 cases, he could also determine the handedness of the artists;"...) Anyone ever hear "handedness" before?

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/6981545.htm

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Re: Relax, Lefty #114603
10/27/03 12:37 PM
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handedness-- well handed is common enough, and handedness seems a natural extentions when discussing left handed and right handed, and things that might be associated (or show no assoication) with the use of a specific hand..

i think its been used here--have you checked?


Re: Handedness #114604
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I've heard it a lot.

FTR "handedness" scores a whopping 130T.


Re: Relax, Lefty #114605
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From search for "neurology handedness"
It is generally accepted that most people have left-hemispheric language dominance, though the actual incidence of atypical language distribution in non–right-handed subjects has not been extensively studied. The authors examined language distribution in these subjects and evaluated the relationships between personal handedness, family history of sinistrality, and a language laterality index (LI) measured with fMRI.

Methods: The authors used whole-brain fMRI to examine 50 healthy, non–right-handed subjects (Edinburgh Handedness Inventory quotient between -100 and 52)



Re: Relax, Lefty #114606
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I've heard the word handedness often.

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Re: Relax, Lefty #114607
10/27/03 03:06 PM
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>i think its been used here--have you checked?

it's not surprising this should seem familiar to you, helen -- it scored 77 on the AWADtalk-o-meter before this thread started.


Re: Relax, Lefty #114608
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it scored 77 on the AWADtalk-o-meter

Yeahbut® can you dance to it?


Re: Relax, Lefty #114609
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Re: Relax, Lefty #114610
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Or offhandedness, of course.


Re: Relax, Lefty #114611
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Or offhandedness, of course.


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