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Left-Handedness - Brain Damage?

pspangle at global.california.com pspangle at global.california.com
Sat Dec 21 07:21:05 EST 1996

In article <engelking-2012961128350001 at cust119.max18.san-francisco.ca.ms.uu.net>,
  engelking at earthlink.net wrote:
> I am a left-handed person and I have been recently reading up on the
> causes of my handednes.. Many of the reports I have read conclude that it
> is caused by either trauma to the brain at birth, it is genetic, or that
> it is a form of brain damage (!). What is the status of all these theories
> in the medical community? And also, do we left-handed people have any
> special right brain skills (visual-spatial I've read?)? What are the
> consequences of being left-handed? How do I differ from right-handers?

My son and I are both left-handed and have IQs of 180+	If that's brain
damage, I'm all for it. :)  I suspect that some of my forebears also were
left-handed, but in those days kids were forced to use their right hands

Uses for right hand?  I use a hammer and do other gross-motor activities
best with my right
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