While many associate left handed people with being more gifted musicians and artists, a new study reveals left handers often outperform their right handed peers in difficult problem solving tasks.
Researchers look at the myths and the facts about left-handedness.
Four genetic regions have been identified as playing a role in left-handedness. Three of the four genes were associated with proteins involved in brain development and structure. Neuroimaging revealed those who were left-handed had increased functional connectivity between left and right language networks. Researchers also found correlations between the genetic regions associated with left-handedness and slightly reduced Parkinson's risk, but a slightly increased risk for schizophrenia.
A new study debunks the popular myth that handedness plays a role in the lateralization of number processing in the brain. The study revealed, regardless of which is your dominant hand, the brain's location for number processing is the same.
A new study investigates how laterality helped brain asymmetries evolve throughout human history.
Astros and Dodgers players take note, your batting hand may determine your success in a game. Researchers report baseball players who throw and bat left-handed should have a batting advantage as they have less neurological hemispheric lateralization than right handers.
The preference to use one hand over the other is already defined by the 18th week of gestation, a new study reports.
Researchers believe some treatments for mental health conditions may be ineffective, or even dangerous for left handed people. A new study reports areas of the brain housing alertness and determination may be on the right side for left dominant people. The new theory suggests the location of a person's neural system for emotion depends on their handedness.
A new study reveals why most people prefer to cradle a baby on the left side.