My handy Left’s Hander’s Desk Calendar noted the Handedness Research Institute the other day. Started in 2001, its aim is to advance scientific understanding of handedness – left-handed, right-handed or ambidextrous.
From the looks of the website, it could use some funding. Not surprising, I suppose, because only 8-10% of the population are left-handed. Many of the articles I’ve read on left-handedness noted that lefties are simply under-represented in research. They may be under-represented in the caring department as well.
I found the page on left-handed writing (go figure) particularly interesting because it explained how left-handed people write differently. Lefties don’t just write the opposite as right-handed people. The following image illustrates, for example, how a lefty should position her paper.
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