Handedness (The Infinite Mind instant audio download)
What do Leonardo da Vinci, Oprah Winfrey, and The Infinite Mind's host all have in common? They're all left-handed. This show explores what handedness reveals about how the brain works. Boxers Mike Smith and Christina Beccles from Gleason's Boxing Gym eflect on why it is that "southpaws are like a plague in boxing." Dr. Stanley Coren, Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, discusses pathological left-handedness and what he calls "the left-handed syndrome." Dr. Daniel Geschwind, Director of Neurogenetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, explores the link between handedness and language. Richard Lederer , a.k.a. "Attila the Hun," comments on "when you're right, you're right" and other gauche assumptions. And Dr. Stephen Christman, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo in Ohio, talks about why what hand you rely on may be less significant than how strongly you rely on it... and the surprising links between handedness and memory.