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Flashback Friday: Science proves right-handers are jocks, left-handers are nerds, and ambidextrous people love making pot holders.

Seriously, Science?By Seriously ScienceAug 29, 2014 10:00 AM
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Photo: flickr/sochacki.infoWhat does your handedness say about you? Well, according to this study, it can predict what you like to do in your free time. Although the scientists didn't determine whether one's handedness was a cause or a result of one's hobby preferences, it's pretty clear that common stereotypes seem to hold out... at least when it comes to lefties and righties, and their free-time activities!Handedness and hobby preference. “The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between handedness and hobby preference in healthy individuals. For this reason, the Annett handedness questionnaire and a standard questionnaire on preference for hobbies were administered to 879 healthy young men (age, M = 22.3, SD = 4.8 yr.). Analysis showed more cultured individuals were much less likely to be strongly right-handed. Especially, pure right-handedness highly overrepresented among those who mainly preferred doing sports, pure left-handedness among those who preferred reading books, collecting, or going to the cinema/theater, and mixed-handedness among those who preferred arts, like playing music, drawing, or handicraft. The findings support evidence that handedness is associated with hobby preference.” Related content: Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Valentine’s Day Special: Kissing right? On the consistency of the head-turning bias in kissing. Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Does your left armpit smell different from your right? Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Easter special: Stigmata? Or legitimate post-mortem exam?

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