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Jennifer
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:43 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was wondering how many people here are left handed?

I read tonight that there is a possible genetic bias for left handed people. The gene LRRTM1 has been implicated, as well as schizophrenia, autism, and other neurological disorders. Only 7-10% of the population is left-handed. However, I'm a leftie, and in my line of work (aviation), nearly 50% of pilots are left-handed. Left handed women are even more rare.

Anyone care to share their thoughts, or which hand they prefer?

Jennifer
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 12:59 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Right handed here.

Some statistics:

http://psychology.suite101.com/article.cfm/personality_traits_of_lefties
Dianne
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 5:52 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jennifer, Are you a pilot? Anyway, that is interesting about pilots, (and presidents) I'd never heard that. Right handed here too.
Marnie B.
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 12:24 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

6 months MSG-free and LEFT handed. Fascinating!
EmilyS
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 5:32 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

10 years MSG free and right handed.
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 3:21 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mom, her dad, 3 of 15 grandchildren are lefties...I'm not....but pretty good with left hand, too.
Jennifer
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 12:25 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

7 people out of a sample of 23...that's 30%. Not a large enough sample to be statistically significant, I suppose, but above the average.

I'm more of a grease monkey, but I do fly too.

Jennifer
viv
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Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 - 7:25 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm right handed and so is my granddaughter. But my son and my dad are ambidextrous(sp??)

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