Why Left-handed People Make Less Money

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There’s a stereotype that left-handed people are clumsier, but that might have something to do with the fact that they live in a world of objects optimized for the right-handed: scissors, the computer mouse, surgical tools, and guns, to name a few. The discrimination against the 12 percent of the population who are lefties has disarming historical roots. In the Middle Ages, left-handed writers were said to be the devil’s voice boxes, and the Jewish scholar Maimonides included sinistrality in his list of 100 imperfections that should preclude someone from priesthood.

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Left Handed People are More Affected by Fear than Right Handed People

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“The prevalence of post traumatic stress disorder is almost double in left handers compared to right handers.”

People who watched an eight minute clip from a scary movie suffered more symptoms associated with post traumatic stress if they were left handed than if they were right handed, phsychologists find.

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Power of Magnets Can Affect Whether You Use Your Right or Left Hand

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation can make you a leftie.

When performing simple tasks like pushing elevator buttons or picking up a cup, the brain actually has a mini-debate as to which hand should do the jobs. Now magnetic stimulation will make sure the brain always chooses the left hand.

 

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