Experts say that the number of left-handed people has almost quadrupled over the last 100 years. It is estimated that around 12% of the population today is left-handed. Scientists are trying to figure out the cause for lefties, their psychological characteristics, and how the brain and motor skills function.


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Today, the industry already makes items for left-handed people – such as scissors and many other instruments.

Interesting Facts About Lefties
  1. Interesting research done on animals, especially on parrots, has found that about 60 percent of parrots eat using their right leg, and 40 percent the left leg. Similar behavior has been monitored in mice and chickens.
  2. Experts have found that 8 percent of men and 6 percent of women of Anglo-Saxon origin are left-handed. In the Japanese population, men are slightly higher than 4 percent, while women are at 2 percent. Only 1.5 percent of Chinese people white and eat with their left hand.
  3. Researchers believe that left-handedness is determined even in the prenatal period. It is known that in families of at least one left-handed parent, the likeability of a left-handed child to be born are 10 to 12 times higher.
  4. Lefties are able to think faster when, for example, they play computer games or do some sports. Also, according to Australian scientists, the establishment of links between the left and right brain hemispheres is faster for them.
  5. The likelihood of mirror writing is over 80 percent greater for left-handed children aged 5 to 7. Mirror wringing is an unusual phenomenon, which Leonardo da Vinci used in many of his writings.
  6. When asked out of nowhere, the “ordinary” right-handed man has no problem in determining which is his right hand. But, this is not that simple for lefties. Difficulties in spatial orientation in life and on paper are often a feature of left-handed people.

Reference:How Left-Handed People Think And Feel Differently
Left-handers ‘think’ more quickly