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According to statistics, left-handers make up about 20% of the world's population. Until now, scientists have not been able to give an exact explanation of why some people are better with their right hand, while others are better with their left. It is noted that it is more difficult for left-handed people to live, since everything in the world is designed for right-handed people, and therefore left-handed people often have to learn to use their right hand as well. That is why lefties often get into unpleasant situations, and not at all because they are people with some kind of anomaly, as many people for some reason believe.

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It is the opinion that a left-handed person is not quite “normal” that pushes parents to forcibly “remake” a left-handed child. However, you need to understand that going against nature, interfering with the activity of the brain, is very dangerous. This not only injures the psyche of the child, but can also lead to the following sad consequences:

  • capriciousness;
  • negativism (perception of the surrounding world in "gloomy colors");
  • enuresis;
  • pronunciation difficulties;
  • dislike for reading;
  • stuttering
  • delay in drawing skills, motor plasticity.

It is necessary for all parents who have left-handed children to understand that this is quite normal, this is not a “mistake of nature”, and it should not be corrected.

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An interesting hypothesis about why most of us use the right hand predominantly was put forward by the Swiss doctor P. Irwin. Studying the effect of various psychoactive drugs on the encephalogram, Irwin found that in left-handed people, who were among his experimental volunteers, these drugs had a stronger effect on the brain than in right-handed people.

Hence the Irwin hypothesis. He suggested that among our distant ancestors there were equally represented individuals who preferred to act with their left or right hand. Man then was just beginning to learn about the world of wild plants around him. Among these plants there were many poisonous ones, the toxins of which act on the central nervous system. A left-hander who ate a dose of poisonous fruits or roots died, since his brain was more susceptible to the action of poisons. Righties survived. Thus, our right-handedness is the result of natural selection at the dawn of human history, and not a sign of “normality”.

And finally, it is worth mentioning that the left-handers were: Tiberius, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, A.S. Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, F. Chopin, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Lewis Carroll and many other great people.