Left-Handed Health Issues
Because of the way our brains are cross-wired to our bodies,
left-handers think differently and do things differently to
right-handers and this can have some strange impacts on our
The Left hand is better at reading Braille as it reports to the
right hemisphere - better at spatial intelligence patterns. The
right ear is better at processing language.
It is thought that changing a natural left-hander to become a right
hander may cause stuttering. King George VI was a well known case
It is still thought that there is a common link between
left-handedness and speech defects.
Some left-handers slip unintentionally into mirror writing. Two
famous practitioners were Lewis Carroll and Leonardo da Vinci.
Stuttering and dyslexia occur more often in left-handers.
Usually, left handers reach puberty 4 to 5 months later than
According to the recent report by Prof. Stanley Coren of the
University of British Columbia, it is suggested that left-handers
on average have a shorter lifespan that right-handers. This claim
has been refuted by many scientists and is currently being studied
by British researchers.