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Re: Handedness
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 09:19:18 AM »
Now, that's interesting, I'm a left handed forker and thought that was usual, cutting needing more control than forking. As it were...

Yes, that is usual for right-handed people. Perhaps it feels more natural for me to shovel food into my mouth with the right hand.

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Re: Handedness
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 09:40:42 AM »
Now, that's interesting, I'm a left handed forker and thought that was usual, cutting needing more control than forking. As it were...

Yes, that is usual for right-handed people. Perhaps it feels more natural for me to shovel food into my mouth with the right hand.

Which hand do you use with a scalpel, craft knife, saw etc?

Also, anyone, can you simultaneously pat your head and rub your tum - or pat your tum and rub your head - with either combinations of hands?
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Re: Handedness
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 10:01:55 AM »
I’m left-handed.  Both my parents and both siblings are right-handed.  However, I’m right-footed - I kick with my right foot.  I can swing a bat with either hand, but I write and play guitar with my left.  There was never any attempt to teach me either way.

I have a story from the early 70’s in Italy.  I had to get some visa papers notarized while I was living near Florence, and the notary was an old woman. She saw I was signing with my left hand.  She said “you are left-handed.  I’ve heard there were people like that.”  Left in Italian is “sinistro”.  Sinister.

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Re: Handedness
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 10:02:20 AM »
I couldn't use a fork with my left hand if I tried -- it would probably result in food smudged all around my mouth. Probably on my hair too.  ::) 
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Re: Handedness
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2018, 10:04:46 AM »
There is such a thing as sinistrophobia - fear of the left or left-handed people.

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Re: Handedness
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2018, 10:05:56 AM »
I’m left-handed.  Both my parents and both siblings are right-handed.  However, I’m right-footed - I kick with my right foot.  I can swing a bat with either hand, but I write and play guitar with my left.  There was never any attempt to teach me either way.

I have a story from he early 70’s in Italy.  I had to get some visa papers notarized while I was living near Florence, and the notary was an old woman. She saw I was signing with my left hand.  She said “you are left-handed.  I’ve heard there were people like that.”  Left in Italian is “sinistro”.  Sinister.

I heard that in the olden days left handed people were forced to learn with their right, because it was believed that the left hand was sinister and the right was...well...right. 
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Re: Handedness
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2018, 10:21:43 AM »
There is such a thing as sinistrophobia - fear of the left or left-handed people.

And, traditionally, the baddies in stage plays enter the scene from the left.

There's a sketch, probably Pythonic, where the legionaires are marching to the cadence, "Dexter, dexter, dexter, sinister, dexter..."
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Re: Handedness
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2018, 10:45:25 AM »
Which hand do you use with a scalpel, craft knife, saw etc?

Right hand.

Also, anyone, can you simultaneously pat your head and rub your tum - or pat your tum and rub your head - with either combinations of hands?

Yes, I can.

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Re: Handedness
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2018, 10:47:49 AM »
Also, anyone, can you simultaneously pat your head and rub your tum - or pat your tum and rub your head - with either combinations of hands?

Yes, I can.

Me too. :grin:
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Re: Handedness
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2018, 07:00:20 PM »
Also, anyone, can you simultaneously pat your head and rub your tum - or pat your tum and rub your head - with either combinations of hands?

Yes, I can.

Me too. :grin:

Me three.

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Re: Handedness
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2018, 07:02:41 PM »
Also, anyone, can you simultaneously pat your head and rub your tum - or pat your tum and rub your head - with either combinations of hands?

Yes, I can.

Me too. :grin:

Me three.

Any false starts, both hands patting or rubbing, before you get the rhythm?

Some do find this difficult but I found it possible to "practice/imagine it mentally" for a couple of seconds for a perfect start. I did wonder once if there were low level signals to the muscles and micro-movements during the "mental practice".
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Re: Handedness
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2018, 07:07:13 PM »
On the Other Hand
Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?
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Re: Handedness
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 08:56:28 PM »

Any false starts, both hands patting or rubbing, before you get the rhythm?

If I rub first, then start patting with the other hand, no problem at all.  A bit challenging to start both at the same time.

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Re: Handedness
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 09:11:17 PM »

Any false starts, both hands patting or rubbing, before you get the rhythm?

If I rub first, then start patting with the other hand, no problem at all.  A bit challenging to start both at the same time.

Ah! Damn, forgot to specify that! You are suppised to stsrt both at the same time . . .

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Re: Handedness
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 09:23:51 PM »

Any false starts, both hands patting or rubbing, before you get the rhythm?

If I rub first, then start patting with the other hand, no problem at all.  A bit challenging to start both at the same time.

Ah! Damn, forgot to specify that! You are suppised to stsrt both at the same time . . .

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