Handedness

Right-Hand Bias Is Everywhere

The Atlantic: As any left-handed person who’s ever struggled with a pair of scissors can attest, the physical world is largely built for righties, who comprise up to 90 percent of the population. But that imbalance also affects lefties in more subtle and profound ways than just unwieldy office supplies. More

Alleged Perils Of Left-Handedness Don’t Always Hold Up

NPR: I recently stumbled upon a description of research out of Yale that suggested there was a link between left-handedness and psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. Forty percent of those with psychotic disorders are lefties, one of the researchers . That startled me. Only about 10 percent of people in the More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Shaping Attention With Reward: Effects of Reward on Space- and Object-Based Selection Sarah Shomstein and Jacoba Johnson The effect of rewards on conscious choice has been extensively researched, but the effect of reward on automatic processes is still not well understood. To More

How lefties, righties see the world differently

msnbc: Be careful next time you cast a vote. Your “handedness” might make you choose the wrong candidate, according to a research review published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research sheds light on the so-called “body-specificity hypothesis” which simply means More