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left-handedness

[left′ han′didnes]
a natural tendency by some persons to favor the use of the left hand in performing certain tasks. Also called sinistrality. See also cerebral dominance, handedness.

left-handedness

Using the left hand as the dominant hand, e.g., for writing, work, or sports. Synonym: sinistrality
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One gene, LRRTM1, seems to have a link with left-handedness and pictures of babies in the womb clearly indicate some kind of innate preference going on, as they will have one hand closer to their mouth than the other.
There was a slightly higher rate of left-handedness in male offspring when the mothers were left-handed and the fathers right-handed (14.
But what about the link between left-handedness and mathematical skill?
Uomini favors a hypothesis advanced by French researchers to explain the retention of left-handedness in about 15 percent of the human population.
In China the left side is the bad side and until recently children who showed a propensity for left-handedness were punished and made to use their right hand.
Lauren Milson - organiser for the Left Handers Club in the UK - lobbies on behalf of lefties for better product design, education and provision for and about left-handedness.
When he was one, the O'Tooles began a five-year tour of racetrack towns in England before Peter suffered through seven or eight years of hated Catholic education, during which nuns beat him to change his left-handedness.
Beimel, a middling reliever who has parlayed his left-handedness into enough jobs here and there to pile up more than three years of major-league service time, pitched out of a sixth-inning jam he inherited from Brad Penny, then turned in a nifty, one-two-three seventh before giving way to a pinch hitter.
They claim they were born that way, but left-handedness can be cured.
Butcher, as much as anyone, has supplied the cement necessary at No 3 to weld the top order into a tight unit, with his left-handedness posing an extra problem to Muttiah Muralitharan.
Using the meta-analytic procedures described by Rosenthal (1991), they concluded that this evidence in fact displays a small but significant association between left-handedness and reading disorder.
And while Trump is a righty, he does have a pretty odd connection to left-handedness.