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on 17 January 2012
Being left handed myself i was hopeful this book would shed some light on what that means scientifically. In short i wanted to know more about myself and how i differ from right handed people, other than the obvious.
So to the book itself: Its first chapters begin with the history of left handedness and the history and superstition surrounding not just being left handed but the left itself, for example an actor entering on stage from the right and leaving to the left would always be the barer of bad luck. And although this is somewhat interesting it is also to much of the book with no real information about being left handed. When we do get to the more scientific side of things the book still does not pick up that well. It is more a case of psychology experiments with no real outcome or flawed data only to be rebuked later.
By the end of the book i found very little substance and nothing concrete about how the let handed persons brain works.
I found the book easy to read the writing style was good enough. Shame then it has so little to say.