Studies of handedness and hemisphere dominance by cognitive psychologists
have shown that most people use their left brain hemisphere for literacy.
The left-brain is usually connected to the right side of the body, and
people with left brain dominance are usually right-handed, and vice versa.
However, some people are "wired up" differently.
More information here: http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/brain.html (What does
Handedness have to do with Brain Lateralization)
However, since I did my degree in psychology (completed in 1990), apparently
more recent studies have thrown doubt on the whole left-brain / right-brain
On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:17:51 -0500, James Brothers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Are there any studies on handedness and literacy? In one sense I would
>have thought that the association of left handedness with "sinister"
>would have made it less likely. Or are we just better at forcing
>handedness? How would literacy work to make someone right handed?