Writing with non-dominant hand: left-handers perform better with the right hand than right handers with the left

Authors

  • Kristina Laskowski Biological Anthropology and Comparative Anatomy Unit, School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Maciej Henneberg Biological Anthropology and Comparative Anatomy Unit, School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2478/v10044-012-0012-4

Keywords:

handedness, males, females, re-training, Edinburgh Questionnaire

Abstract

Adult volunteers (7 females, 7 males) aged between 19 and 51 years, 7 right-handers and 7 left-handers, were asked to complete re-training writing tasks by using their non-dominant hand over 10 consecutive days. It is possible for adults to learn quickly to write legibly with their non-dominant hand. Left handers have a higher legibility score initially although right-handers improved with training more than left-handers. Individual’s performance was unrelated to age and sex in the small sample studied.

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Published

2012-07-30

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Laskowski, K., & Henneberg, M. (2012). Writing with non-dominant hand: left-handers perform better with the right hand than right handers with the left. Anthropological Review, 75(2), 129–136. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10044-012-0012-4

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