Left-handed and right-handed people view the world differently, scientists have shown.

Psychologists found they use opposite sides of their brains when looking at, and making sense of, an image.

It is already known that handedness is associated with differences in the way we make sense of language, and possibly in spatial orientation.

Details of the study, by the University of Birmingham, are published in Nature Neuroscience.

The researchers showed right-handed people use the right hemisphere of their brain to focus on the whole of an image – for example a forest.

But when it comes to focusing on the detail within an image – for instance individual trees in a forest – then they use their left hemisphere.

For left-handers the opposite is true.

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