Lefties are not more talented

9.6.11

The Simpsons


Scratch that myth about lefties superpower, Professor Mike Nicholls, from Flinders University Australia have concluded that lefties in fact aren't more special than right handed people. Interestingly enough, Professor Nicholls is also a lefty.

In his research of 5000 five-year-old Australian children whom 10 per cent were left-handed, their school performance and teachers evaluations was recorded.

"Left-handers tend to do worse as a group than right-handers," Prof Nicholls, a left-hander himself, said.


Backed up by additional research carried out in the US and the UK, Prof Nicholls also dismiss reports that being left-handed was a result of "something going awry at birth".

However, the reduced cognitive ability of lefties was similar to the "negative outcomes" of being born prematurely, he said.

22 comments:

Jesse Crows said...

no way man just look at paul mccartney

Magixx said...

nice blog, keep it up!

Zander said...

Good read, have a great weekend!

Dootzkie said...

You've got a great blog going on here.

Gonna keep an eye on ya ;)

Apache said...

I've never even heard the rumour that they are more special. Just different.

Desktoper said...

Hey bro, liked your blog, following you :)

Unityx said...

Interesting. (: I'm right handed so..

Triper said...

I heard left handed persons live 7 years less than right handed bleh.

Astaroth said...

interesting research, thanks for sharing!
following.

Heather said...

Wow that was really interesting, don't let kids in america hear that though, lefties will slack off thinking they can get away with it!

Catherine said...

Well, that's nice to know! Considering people are always talking about how Lefties are the rulers of the world.

Empty said...

hmm. I write iwth right hand, throw things with left hand, kick stuff with left leg.. what am I?

CSIFOTI said...

There are always special people everywhere, no matter what group you're talking about. The special thing about special people is that they're special; nothing more.

The R00STER said...

Plus, lefties are more valuable in baseball :p

Mikko said...

When I was young I always thought lefties were smart as my dad was one and he was damn smart lol

Sean said...

This is awesome! Can't wait for more posts

Jon said...

there was never any doubt in my mind that lefties all use macs

Jon said...

I have absolutely no idea how to follow your blog because there does not seem to be a follow button anywhere

Expected Destiny said...

that simpsons episode is a classic!

Rob said...

I'm a leftie and can confidently say we actually are :P

Michael said...

I love how bias I can be in left handed vs right handed debates. I simply ask them to do something with their non-dominant hand and when they fail and ask me to, I can (I can use both hands equally)

Simon said...

I think lefties might tend to live slightly shorter lives due to being forced to live in a right-centric world. Sad times.

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