Advertising Console

    Why Are Left-Handed People Smarter?

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Why Are Left-Handed People Smarter? - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats.

    Pop quiz - of the US Presidents in last 30 years, how many are left handed?
    Answer - All, except George W. Bush.

    Alexander the Great, Julis Ceasar, napoleon - were all left handed.

    Ofcourse, just those names don't suggest left handed people are smarter, but there are theories.

    Chris McManus of University College London, suggests in his book "right hand, left hand" that left-handed folks may excel more in analytical tasks given how their brains are structured.

    Dr. Oz has argued that left handed people can process simultaneous information more readily because they can use both sides of their brain.

    Noone knows how we become left or right handed - experts suggest it happens in the womb.

    Also, your dominant hand indicates your decision preferences - left-handed people tend to look on the left side first and vice versa. The products you buy, candidates you vote for, person you are attracted to at a bar - all your decisions may be influenced by whether you are left or right handed.

    Even animals can be left or right-handed. Among cats, females seem to prefer right-hand whereas tom cats left-hand.

    Getting back to people, even if we were to believe left handed people are smarter, there's one consolation for those of us right-handed, research indicates left-handed people do get more scared when watching horror films.