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Left-handedness (living in a right-handed world).

Nick Donovan

Left-handedness (living in a right-handed world).

by Nick Donovan

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Published by LCP in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesBA thesis MPD Complementary Studies 1986
ContributionsLondon College of Printing.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19193544M

  Whitepapers, E-Books, etc. More Information are from a study by I.C. McManus which found that the Netherlands has one of the world's highest prevalences of left-handedness .   While much of the book is devoted to the history, causes, and social consequences of left-handedness, there is enough treatment of the psychology of left-handedness, and insight into the life o I though it passing strange that human factors are taken into account in design for size, sex, disabilities, etc., but not so much for that 10% of the /5.

This book is organized into two parts. Part I analyzes ideas about the origins of left-handedness, such as possible genetic mechanisms, manner in which asymmetries may occur during the first cell cleavages following fertilization, handedness of twins, and possibility that some left-handedness may be due to environmental or even pathological. Laterality: Exploring the Enigma of Left-Handedness examines the research conducted over the past 50 years with special emphasis on twenty-first century research on handedness and translates this literature into an accessible and readable form. Each chapter is based on a question or questions covering diverse topics such as genetic and.

  Myth: Lefties are more creative. There are some things that all super creative people have in common; being left-handed isn’t one of them. The link between left-handers and creativity is a. In his book Right-Hand, Left-Hand, Chris McManus of University College London argues that the proportion of left-handers is increasing and left-handed people as a group have historically produced an above-average quota of high achievers. He says that left-handers' brains are structured differently (in a way that increases their range of abilities) and the genes that determine left-handedness.


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Left-handedness (living in a right-handed world) by Nick Donovan Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is a light-hearted, but ultimately very useful and informative book that will help you as a left-handed person to see your true value and your true place in the world.

It also includes a useful list of items and activities that are left-hand friendly (like baseball!).4/5(16). "Lefties" is one of those books that the bookstores place in racks near the checkout counter, hoping that you'll buy it as an afterthought.

If you saw the cover, you might think that it was a humorous and lighthearted look at the phenomenon of left-handedness. However, the vast majority of this book is not even slightly amusing/5(9). Left-handedness book lets you stand out “I remember back in high school a friend had told me that being a lefty was going to be made into a handicap,” says.

Left Handed Books & Videos Our books cover everything about left-handedness, from history and general interest to teaching left-handed children, left-handed golf, calligraphy sewing and guitar.

About Being Left Handed Origins and history of left-handedness and why lefties are best. The Puzzle of Left-handedness is an enlightening, engaging, and entertaining odyssey through the puzzles and paradoxes, theories and myths, of left-handed lore.

Chock full of facts and fiction, it’s a book to be read with both hands. The link between microtubules and left-handedness could also shed light on one of the biggest mysteries of handedness research: the question.

On Curing the Disability and Disease of Left-Handedness () JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post J.W. Conway launched this missive into the world in at a time when left-handedness was deemed to be unacceptable and curable--adding his anti-left-handed sentiments to a.

Left-handedness is much more than a trivial paw preference: It may be a useful lens through which to examine brain development. By Fatima. Previous studies have suggested left-handedness is a bout 25% heritable, with the other 75% of the variation accounted for by environmental factors.

Great book that goes beyond the surface stuff like left-handed scissors. I am left-handed, right-eyed, left-footed, and ambidextrous in other things. This book delves into all aspects of hand/eye/foot dominance. It gives brain theories and research to Reviews:   Actually, left-handers may have the advantage in sports that involve two opponents facing each other, such as in tennis, boxing, and baseball, according to an MSNBC review of the book The Puzzle of Left-Handedness, by Rik Smits.

The author chalks it up to the fact that left-handed athletes get a lot more opportunity to practice against right. The book doesn't offer solutions to left-handedness, just points out that despite opression, there continues to be left-handed people in the world and that diversity should be embraced rather than treated as a issue or problem.

He notes that teachers aren't taught how to teach children to writ/5. Smits' book has some good chapters on left-handedness and possible causes of left-handedness including looking at the possible causes of left-handedness: brain damage, genetic inheritability and the foetus' exposure to testosterone/5(16).

The published literature connecting left-handedness to an array of physical and psychological disorders spans nearly years of research. Various theories attempt to explain why left-handedness is linked to pathology and these provide the guidance for the large numbers of studies in this area.

Lefty's of San Francisco has a nice selection of reading material for left handed children. Lefty's has everything from Left Hand Writing Skills, Left Handed Calligraphy, and The Bart Book about that famous lefty Bart Simpson.

S.D. Christman, in Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (Second Edition), Abstract. Handedness refers to species-wide preference for right-hand use among humans.

There is a history of sociocultural bias against left-handedness. Right-handedness reflects left cerebral hemisphere control of language. For the first time, scientists have identified the genetic differences associated with left-handedness, a trait found in 10% of the human population.

In his book The Puzzle of Left-Handedness, linguist Rik Smits explains that athletes, (left- and right-handed) usually train against right-handed opponents. When finally facing a southpaw, lefties. Yes, we're talking about left-handers. Author Rik Smits is left-handed himself, which was good preparation for his new book, The Puzzle of Left-handedness.

He tells weekends on All Things. At this time, he and others saw left-handedness as a deterrent to succeeding in the newly industrialized world. The 39 page booklet recommended the training of children from infancy to overcome left-handedness, which came as a result of parental “indifference to the seriousness of the handicap”, which was a “sinistral condition”, a “disease” that needed to recognized along the same.

The Puzzle of Left-handedness is an enlightening, engaging, and entertaining odyssey through the puzzles and paradoxes, theories and myths, of left-handed lore.

Chock full of facts and fiction, it’s a book to be read with both : Reaktion Books, Limited.Left Handed General Interest Books All you would ever want to know about the origins and history of left-handedness and why lefties are generally smarter and better at most things than right-handers (except using right-handed tools of course).

There are also some statistics about left-handedness in various professions (when the book was written NASA astronauts were % more likely to be left-handed than the general population. It's a fun book which any left-hander in your circle might find amusing.

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