MAY BE MORE LEFT-HANDED THAN YOU THINK
We all, of course, know
in which hand we hold a pen, but how far does this bias extend throughout
your body? Are you left-eared? Left eyed? Here is a simple test you can
apply to yourself.
||Imagine the centre of your back is itching. Which hand do
you scratch it with?
||Interlock your fingers. Which thumb is uppermost?
||Imagine you are applauding. Start clapping your hands. Which
hand is uppermost?
||Wink at an imaginary friend straight in front of you. Which
eye does the winking?
||Put your hands behind your back, one holding the other.
Which hand is doing the holding?
||Someone in front of you is shouting but you cannot hear the
words. Cup your ear to hear better. Which ear do you cup?
||Count to three on your fingers, using the forefinger of the
other hand. Which forefinger do you use?
||Tilt your head over on to one shoulder. Which shoulder does
||Fixate a small distant object with your eyes and point
directly at it with your forefinger. Now close one eye. Now
change eyes. Which eye was open when the fingertip remained in
line with the small object? (When the other eye, the
non-dominant one, is open and the dominant eye is closed, the
finger will appear to move to one side of the object.)
||Fold your arms. Which forearm is uppermost?
If you have always
considered yourself to be right or left-handed you will probably now have
discovered that your body is less than total in its devotion to its
favored side. If you are right-handed the chances are that you were not
able to be 'right' 10 times.
Being Left-Handed |
More Left |