As depicted in Table 4, on comparison of the difference in latency in right median nerve is not significant between right and left handed participants (P > 0.05).
As depicted in Table 5, on comparison, the latency in left median nerve is significantly higher in right handed participants than left handed participants (P < 0.05).
They found the conduction velocity to be faster on the right side in the majority of right handed participants and on the left side in left handed participants.
RHF= Right Handed Female; LHF= Left Handed Female; RHM= Right Handed Male; LHM= Left Handed Male.
Female Male Total Right Handed 55 56 111 Left Handed 32 21 53 Total 87 77 164 Table II.
Which is why International Left Handers Day is being celebrated tomorrow, to raise awareness for the problems that can still face those of a left handed disposition.
Barack Obama is left handed, as were five of the last seven presidents of the United States of America.
And yet, the 10% of the population who are left handed, tend to be high achievers.
The Boston Strangler, Jack the Ripper and Bart Simpson were all left handed and the only thing any of them said that was quotable was: "Eat my shorts."
On average, left handed men are richer than right handed men and have a higher possibility of being a genius.
But what about the practicalities of being left handed
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