I always thought that those left-handed people were a little sinister but now I see that they are just all chickens and sissies If you are a lefty, I am sure you will be angered by this as previous studies have also shown they are more likely to be angry and prone to negative emotions.
Apparently psychologists have made this stunning discovery by monitoring people who watches the film ‘Silence of the Lambs’.
Lefties, when analyzed showed more symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder than right-handers, after watching an eight minute clip.
This is based on lefties giving disjointed accounts afterwards which we are assured is a sympton of PTSD.
The new research was led by Dr Carolyn Choudhary of Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
‘The prevalence of post traumatic stress disorder is almost double in left-handers compared to right-handers,’ she said.
‘We used a portion of film from The Silence of the Lambs that we know elicits fear, so we could check the recalled account against the film.
‘People who were left-handed showed significantly more fragmentation in their memories and more repetition.
‘It seems that after experiencing a fearful event, even on film, people who are left-handed had subtle behaviours that were like people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.’
‘The mistakes they made were subtle errors in verbal recall.
‘It appears these are tied to the way the brain makes memories during fearful experiences.
‘It is apparent the two sides of the brain have different roles in PTSD and the right-hand side of the brain seems to be involved in fear.
‘In people who are left-handed, the right-hand side of their brain is dominant, so it may have something to do with that.
‘We need to do more experiments to understand what exactly is going on here.’
Of course another way to look at it is that lefties are more prone to PTSD and not that they are more easily scared…
What is scary is that two world leaders today are lefties: Barack Obama and David Cameron.
this is not as scary as when you see the number of left-handed presidents of the US:
Left-Handed U.S. Presidents include:
James A. Garfield
Harry S. Truman
George H.W. Bush
Other lefties in history have included Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro and Michelangelo.