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Date: 12/07/06 02:09 AM

52 Responses to Left-handers `think` more quickly

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    fabricant Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2006 at 10:15 pm
    Link: Left-handers `think` more quickly - Left-handed people can think quicker when carrying out tasks, according to Australian researchers.
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    r-chill Female 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 2:18 am
    i feel stupid since im a rightie
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    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 2:19 am
    Yeah!!! GO LEFTY`S!!!
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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 2:20 am
    Bwahahaha. We are better than you.
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    upendy Female 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 2:43 am
    I disown you, Australia!
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    Kainonis Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 3:13 am
    They`ve been saying things like this for years... And yet I KNOW I`m a faster thinker than the left handed people I know. So I`m skeptical over it.
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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
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    December 7, 2006 at 3:55 am
    Instead of "HAXXR omg CHEEATS!" I`ll say "LeFTI3!!1 NOT FAIRZ!"
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 4:13 am
    LOL UR MOM THINKS MOR QUIKLY
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    Kisato Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 4:17 am
    What about Ambidextrious people? I`m Ambidextrious... does that mean I split the differences or something?...
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    Valaskjalf Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 4:29 am
    i must concur with this observation. lefties ftw.
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    honeybug Female 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 5:37 am
    Hell yes, lefties own your ass!

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    Lorah Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 8:06 am
    well.. I am not a fast thinker, but I am very fast when it comes ot being funny. I also hear that lefties are more talented too. And I am an artist ^-^
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    jebler Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 8:18 am
    ive known this for a long time. someone research to find out why mine and most other left handed people had ther teachers in about k-2 gread spend months trying to force us to use our right hand as if being left handed was a myth or something .. i think thats win my hate for the school system started..
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    jebler Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 8:20 am
    ^left handed people ive met* dont want someone on here to get all pissy saying they are left handed and didnt have that happen to them or something
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2006 at 9:09 am
    ^What is this, the middle ages??? Was your teacher convinced the left hand was the hand of the devil??? This is the 20th century! No one ever tried to dissuade me from my hand choice. Sorry that happened to you. Thats cruel.

    And I am left handed, and I am pretty much smarter than everyone I know. I`m not being conceited; it’s just an objective observation. But perhaps I just like to hang around dumbasses.

    And the article said that the more left handed, the better at multitasking.

    Lefties are slightly more likely to die while using power tools, which tend to be right-hand-centric. So be careful.

    And we should view this study with skepticism. After all, everyone knows Australians (except the aboriginals) are descended from exiled criminals. ;)

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2006 at 9:12 am
    And ambidextrous people, pick a side! There is no third option! A jack of all trades is the master of none!

    I had a friend who loved to tout his ambidexterity, saying he could swing both ways.

    And I would just tell him that though that may have been true, he also sucked both ways, so what good was it?

    SHOW SOME DAMN CONVICTION!

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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 10:45 am
    one thing, i have to say, statistically righties live about 7 years longer than lefties. So yeah, you can think a fraction of a second quicker or whatever, but that`s no use when you`re 6 feet under. Sorry about that.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 12:49 pm
    yey for us lefties! =D
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 12:58 pm
    7 yrs longer? u made that up! phhhtttttt
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    catchall Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 1:40 pm
    *moves mouse to left side of the keyboard*
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    forestq Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 2:37 pm
    I like that study. :)
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    forestq Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 2:38 pm
    I agree with you Lorah, I`m an artist as well!
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    retardhair Female 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 2:50 pm
    WE OWN YOU!
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    -Banned- Male 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 3:19 pm
    Being left handed and being smart have NO CONNECTION. Whoever conducted this study was retarded.
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    Lorah Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 3:45 pm
    really forestq? did you draw your display pic?
  26. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    -banned- said: Being left handed and being smart have NO CONNECTION. Whoever conducted this study was retarded.

    Where exactly is your PhD from? What study are you citing again?

    Science disagrees with you. And it makes one look stupid if one makes blanket baseless claims. Justify what you say, or else you look like an idiot.

    The study actually doesn`t say lefties are smarter. It says they can multitask QUICKER.

    Just because YOU can`t fathom that what you think you know might actually be false, doesn`t mean you know everything. Accept that you have much to learn, as you have shown here.

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    bluethen Male 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 4:13 pm
    lol this is the same as being racial or sexist... except with what hand you are.
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    southpaw101 Male 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 4:27 pm
    haha we pwn you
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    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 5:23 pm
    I`m a lefty!!! YAY!!!!! I`m better than all you rightys!!! lol, j/k i dont believe that
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 6:01 pm
    goalie has a point, I`ll have to agree with him on this one, as well as the article. You can just tell from the pples comments what hand they use... typical.
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    low325 Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2006 at 6:05 pm
    All the lefties I know of are total idiots with no common sense at all. I am a righty and I`m the smartest person in my class. So if I started using my left hand a lot and made it stronger than my right hand I`d be smarter? This could be true but not because you are a lefty. Just like single men are shorter than married men. You don`t just grow faster when your married it`s just they probably did a survey thing.
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    hovalady411 Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 6:26 pm
    Ambiguous... how smart does that make me?
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 6:46 pm
    No wonder..
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    sims2luver Female 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 7:08 pm
    I heard lefty`s have a more artistic brain and righty`s have a more logical brain. But I know that`s is bs. Whatever hand you write with doesn`t make you dominant in anything particular.
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    hagane Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2006 at 7:10 pm
    I guess that`ll keep my twin from b!tchin`! No wonder why I pwn at Halo. Good to know!
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    Tegeno Male 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 7:48 pm
    Yeah im left. Go lefties.
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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 8:02 pm
    Also, they think the lefties are artists.
    But I don`t think that`s true...

    GO RIGHT PPLS
    Righties FTW!

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    pea_ooter Male 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 8:06 pm
    i DONT care.... more ppl are RIGHTIES thus ppls make stuff that are supposed to be used by righties.... itsa new kind of racism.... sidism (SIDE-ism)
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 8:17 pm
    well if u think about it, it REALLY DOESN`T MATTER. so wat if ur left handed and you think faster. Does that make you any better? DO you really think faster? Surveys and testing like this are NEVER 100% accurate, and most left handed people are ambi dexurous. Also, i`m a righty, I have better reflexes than a lot of lefties, i`m just lazy. Measuring reflexes the way they did it is COMPLETELY unconvincing and stupid, and no matter what it cannot be proven. Who really cares is what I think.
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    ViETCUTENESS Female 13-17
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    December 7, 2006 at 8:59 pm
    ima leftie.. uhh..
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    lemurarmy Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 10:17 pm
    This is nothing more than leftist propaganda.
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    lemurarmy Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2006 at 10:17 pm
    (sorry i couldn`t resist)
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    ShaggE Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2006 at 12:50 am
    About time we got some positive press... I m tah smurtz!
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2006 at 12:58 am
    Too bad thousands of left-handed people die every year from trying to use right handed appliances.
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2006 at 1:22 pm
    ^ It`s a conspiracy, damnit.
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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2006 at 3:57 pm
    I`ve always known this.
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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2006 at 8:41 pm
    There is an old study reporting that right handed people use the left side of their brain more, and left handed people use the right side of their brain more. And the saying goes. "That being said, Left handed people are the only ones in their right minds."

    Go Lefties though.

    It, I do not believe, mentioned anything about lefties being smarter, just that there was a faster connection in processing the information. Like having a bit more RAM in a computer. The processing is a bit faster.

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    Berenice Female 13-17
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    December 8, 2006 at 11:33 pm
    WOOT!! GO LEFTIES!!!
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    DanyCash101 Male 13-17
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    December 9, 2006 at 4:08 pm
    yeah but if you actualy think about it... who cares.
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    kevinz Male 13-17
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    December 9, 2006 at 7:22 pm
    Yay! I`m a lefty! Danycash101, bow down to your new masters! MUAHAHAHA. hehe.

    My 3rd post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :-)
    ^__^
    -__-
    \/__\/

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    kevinz Male 13-17
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    December 9, 2006 at 7:26 pm
    sorry for the double post, but also, don`t whine that its racist just because it says Type A person is faster at thinking. If it was a scientific study it has SOLID EVIDENCE. I`ll bet that if a study complimented you, bluethen, you would say it wasn`t racist, but official! Get over it.

    BTW, we pwn, w0Ot!!!!! LOLOMGWTFLOL!!!!! ZOMG 1337
    SKILLZ! jklol!!!1111oneone

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    sponjman07 Male 13-17
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    December 27, 2006 at 11:25 am
    w00tness!!!!1i iz a lefty!I think im smart, i just act like an eejit lol.

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