Left-handers `think` more quickly

Submitted by: fabricant 10 years ago Science
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6212972.stm

Left-handed people can think quicker when carrying out tasks, according to Australian researchers.
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Male 109
w00tness!!!!1i iz a lefty!I think im smart, i just act like an eejit lol.
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Male 99
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.

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Male 99
Yay! I`m a lefty! Danycash101, bow down to your new masters! MUAHAHAHA. hehe.

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Male 37
yeah but if you actualy think about it... who cares.
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Female 536
WOOT!! GO LEFTIES!!!
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Female 688
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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Female 878
I`ve always known this.
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Male 2,600
^ It`s a conspiracy, damnit.
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Male 2,958
Too bad thousands of left-handed people die every year from trying to use right handed appliances.
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Male 45
About time we got some positive press... I m tah smurtz!
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Male 349
(sorry i couldn`t resist)
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Male 349
This is nothing more than leftist propaganda.
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Female 106
ima leftie.. uhh..
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Male 1,204
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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Male 986
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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Female 1,596
Also, they think the lefties are artists.
But I don`t think that`s true...

GO RIGHT PPLS
Righties FTW!

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Male 1,066
Yeah im left. Go lefties.
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Male 967
I guess that`ll keep my twin from b!tchin`! No wonder why I pwn at Halo. Good to know!
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Female 797
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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Female 2,552
No wonder..
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Female 1,262
Ambiguous... how smart does that make me?
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Male 199
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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Male 10,440
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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Female 245
I`m a lefty!!! YAY!!!!! I`m better than all you rightys!!! lol, j/k i dont believe that
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Male 160
haha we pwn you
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Male 614
lol this is the same as being racial or sexist... except with what hand you are.
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Male 4,014
-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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Female 1,784
really forestq? did you draw your display pic?
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Male 62
Being left handed and being smart have NO CONNECTION. Whoever conducted this study was retarded.
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Female 108
WE OWN YOU!
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Female 494
I agree with you Lorah, I`m an artist as well!
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Female 494
I like that study. :)
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Male 103
*moves mouse to left side of the keyboard*
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Female 3,001
7 yrs longer? u made that up! phhhtttttt
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Female 3,001
yey for us lefties! =D
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Male 2,057
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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Male 4,014
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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Male 4,014
^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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Male 1,142
^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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Male 1,142
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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Female 1,784
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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Female 67
Hell yes, lefties own your ass!

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Male 14
i must concur with this observation. lefties ftw.
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Female 694
What about Ambidextrious people? I`m Ambidextrious... does that mean I split the differences or something?...
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Male 3,255
LOL UR MOM THINKS MOR QUIKLY
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Male 888
Instead of "HAXXR omg CHEEATS!" I`ll say "LeFTI3!!1 NOT FAIRZ!"
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Male 243
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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Female 1,211
I disown you, Australia!
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Male 460
Yeah!!! GO LEFTY`S!!!
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Female 560
i feel stupid since im a rightie
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Male 503
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