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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
    Monkey see, monkey do? This would likely get you get you the opposite effect since a monkey (or a child) that is facing you would tend to 'mirror" your actions... if you lift your right arm, the monkey might tend to lift its left arm... mirror image!

    For some theories on handedness, check the following link:

    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acro....html#Theories


    but you dont do everything facing ur kid...other things like driving, cooking, etc. are done where the child can only copy exactly the arm you are using.
    i'm not sure about everyone else, but when i see relatives teaching their child to write they normally sit with the child on their lap and guide them from behind...hence picking up by copying from parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wubuseah
    i'm not sure about everyone else, but when i see relatives teaching their child to write they normally sit with the child on their lap and guide them from behind...hence picking up by copying from parents.
    You've just described another form of coercion. It is not an example of pure imitation (monkey see, monkey do). As I mentioned before, babies & young children are coerced in subtle way and not-so-subtle ways toward a right-hand bias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
    You've just described another form of coercion. It is not an example of pure imitation (monkey see, monkey do). As I mentioned before, babies & young children are coerced in subtle way and not-so-subtle ways toward a right-hand bias.
    i was using it as an argument against the statistics behind the genetics-as-a-cause theory

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    I'm in a bit of an odd situation...

    I was technically born a left-hander, and during situations I will still use my lefthand on instinct. However, in the Chinese culture, left-handed people are "bad" so my mother hit me every time I used my left hand when I was little...and through my many years of practise, I am dominantly a right-handed person. However, my left hand control of a pencil, is slightly better than most people... It is around the same situation with my feet during soccer, but I'm now dominantly right-legged as well...

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    I'm ambidextrous. I write, use a spoon/fork, serve in tennis, etc. with my left hand. I play badminton, hit tennis groundstrokes, throw balls(football, bastketball), cut scissors, and other things with my right hand. So I serve lefty in tennis, but play right handed. Mostly because I can't throw with my left hand. Badminton...I'm not sure why I chose to play right handed. Maybe it felt more natural? I don't remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pball
    For me:

    Right handed: BASKETBALL(originally), BADMINTON, BOWLING (originally), SHOOTING (long and short arms), TENNIS, TABLE TENNIS, BASEBALL, JAVELIN THROW, DISCUSS THROW, DARTS.

    Left handed: BILLIARDS, ARCHERY, BASKETBALL (had to learn), BOWLING (after my right hand was in a cast).

    anyone out there as confused as I am..
    WOW! You have both LONG and SHORT right arms!
    No wonder you're confuddled!

    Anyway there's obviously going to be more right handed badminton players. Left handed racquets have to be made to order.

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    Yeah, rifles and handguns sound alot better than long or short arms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsk
    WOW! You have both LONG and SHORT right arms!
    No wonder you're confuddled!

    Anyway there's obviously going to be more right handed badminton players. Left handed racquets have to be made to order.

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    When I was taking a biological psychology course at a college, an instructor who was doing research in this area commented that "left-handed people have brain defect." We weren't sure what he meant so we responded to him with some polite laughs. He was a left-handed (he was writing with his left hand).

    From what we understood from him at the time, he said some people born with certain brain defect were left-handed. But, he didn't say that they have handicap. I believe what he said was that their brains (structure) made them left-handed people. Other than that, they are just fine.
    Last edited by CanuckBur; 02-14-2005 at 07:04 PM.

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    I believe what he said was that their brains (structure) made them left-handed people. Other than that, they are just fine.
    Oops! Scrape that "structure".

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    Im a lefty.. im proud of it you sometimes have an advantage over the other player when you constantly hit it towards their left and they have to go backhanded. Especially in doubles, you can cover either side easily.

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    Left handed racquets have to be made to order.
    how different are left handed racquets?

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    reagan,clinton and current us prez bush is left handed...not bad for brain damaged people eh?

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    haha.. i'm a right hander.. but i've got a friend from my club who is naturally left handed, but can play right handed too.. he's annoying to play against because sometimes you don't know which hand is holding his racket.. thus you can't determine which side to pick on.. but yeah, i guess his right hand is alot weaker..

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    Quote Originally Posted by badplayer2004
    reagan,clinton and current us prez bush is left handed...not bad for brain damaged people eh?
    http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html

    A whole list of famous south paws

    Don't forget legends like Johan Cryuff and Pele, Paul McCartney , great painters like Da Vinci. All mentioned in the site.

    OH yea. You can't forget

    Erik Poul Hoejer (badminton)
    Peter Rasmussen (badminton)
    Last edited by FEND.; 03-05-2005 at 08:26 PM.

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    I heard a friend (who is left-handed) say today, "All people are born right-handed; only the great overcome it."

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    Ambidextrous too. I do some things that need more technique with my right hand but use my left hand to do the things need more strength (exp. throwing, basketball shooting). Play badminton with my right hand. But I can make a bettter clearance with my left hand than the right. Have been trying to get some practice with my left hand so that I can play both hands. Playing with both hands can overcome a major defect of badminton and all the recket sports that overusing one arm over the other makes the body asymmetrical.
    I did heard of a very good ambidextrous amateur badminton player.

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    yes..us lefties do confuse players who are used to playing with fellow right handers....to add to their confusion..i do a quick switch to the right hand once a while when opponents shoot to my backhand in the extreme right corners.....quite entertaining and surprising to everyone around

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