Lauren was contacted by the Daily Mail last week for her opinion on some new research that has surfaced, suggesting that we lefties are angrier than the average right hander.
The new study, let by Ruth Propper a psychology professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts USA found that among left-handers, the two hemispheres of the brain communicate more with each other so have more interaction with the parts which produce negative emotion.
The study, published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease suggests that this makes us more moody. The article sites grumpy Bob Geldof and hot-tempered tennis legend John McEnroe as prime examples of angry lefties.
Lauren commented that in her experience, left-handers are on the contrary very easy going, especially considering all the frustrations we deal with on a daily basis, using equipment badly designed for us. “Perhaps if lefties in general were a more militant bunch, we would have lobbied more vociferously for left-handed equality many years ago” .
She also took issue with the simplistic supposition that the connection between the two halves increased the feelings of negative emotions. Surely such enhanced connections would also serve to transmit positive emotions just as easily? Perhaps it would be fairer to surmise that left-handers are simply altogether more emotional!