Today is Left-Handers Day!August 13th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is the left handers day that was started way back in 1992.The main aim of this day is to sensitize the people on the challenges of being left handed in a world of that is full of right handed people.
There are other human physical characteristics that are more surprising than left handedness. When Christianity was still new, left handers were considered to be evil because the right hand was associated with the sign of the cross that is the sign of the cross was made using the right hand and the right hand was also associated with blessings. The left handers were also considered evil because Satan is believed to is in the left hand side.
School teachers in Australia used to re-direct left handed school kids until around 1960 and also research has revealed other bad results. Left handedness has been proved to be caused by stress throughout the pregnancy period. According to a piece on journal, cortisol a hormone can interfere with brain development leaving pregnant women with the likelihood of getting mixed handed or left handed being high.
Also another Swedish study found out that left handed people are vulnerable to brain injury due to the right hand dominance and are prone to impaired learning and function. Left handedness has also some positivity in that left handers are considered to be brighter than the right handers and this is due to the idea of right and left brain dominance that is the right brain controls the left hand and the left brain controls the right hand.
The right hand side is responsible for expression and thinking and the left handers are said to be more creative and visual than the right handers. However, Dr Steve Hambleton says that there are no clear merits and demerits of being left handed but suggests that more left handed implements should be made.
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