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Left handed people are more affected by fear
Telegraph ^ | 05/02/11 | Richard Gray,

Posted on 05/02/2011 6:42:05 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Left handed people are more affected by fear

Left handed people are affected by fear far more than those who are right handed, new research has revealed.

By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent

7:15AM BST 01 May 2011

Psychologists found that people who watched an eight minute clip from a scary movie suffered more symptoms associated with post traumatic stress if they were left handed than if they were right handed.

When asked to recall events from the film clip, taken from near the tense climax of thriller Silence of the Lambs, left handed volunteers gave more fragmented accounts filled with more repetition than their right handed counterparts.

This effect is common in people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The scientists now believe their results could provide new insights into how people develop post traumatic stress and the way the brain deals with fear.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: fear; lefthanded; ptsd; rightbrain

1 posted on 05/02/2011 6:42:11 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’d respond, but being a lefty I’m too shaken up by the story...


2 posted on 05/02/2011 6:44:57 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java

If you’re ambidextrous, is the fear itermittent? Just wondering.


3 posted on 05/02/2011 6:48:25 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

And if you are a political Lefty?


4 posted on 05/02/2011 6:49:47 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: COBOL2Java
Your psychological pronouncements confuse and frighten my right-mind thinking processes.
5 posted on 05/02/2011 6:51:19 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The 'Affirmative Action' pResident that destroyed America)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hmmm. I have wrestled with fear through this lefty life.

On the other hand, I’ve pitched a 2 hit shutout, drawn some really fun pictures and thought up stuff that nobody else is thinking.

It’s like being on a chemical free acid trip.


6 posted on 05/02/2011 6:54:35 AM PDT by lurk
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To: TigerLikesRooster

And this is what passes as scientific research & analysis in the field of psychology?

LOL! and that laugh from a left handed freeper.


7 posted on 05/02/2011 6:57:06 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: lurk

Yeah, when you’re a lefty, who needs drugs? Every day is full of just trying to keep the brain reigned in.


8 posted on 05/02/2011 7:00:30 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

An old Colt Mfg. Company advertising slogan:

Be not afraid of any man,
No matter what his size.
When danger threatens,
Call on me, and I will equalize.


If you have a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about? Clint Smith, Chief Instructor at Thunder Ranch


9 posted on 05/02/2011 7:11:54 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’m left-handed and was an extremely fearful child. Outgrew a lot of it but not completley.


10 posted on 05/02/2011 7:20:50 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They never met my old man.


11 posted on 05/02/2011 7:22:57 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Obama is left handed..........


12 posted on 05/02/2011 7:32:17 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: COBOL2Java

You too?? LOL


13 posted on 05/02/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: ninergold3

Was Portnoy afraid to use his left hand? Beats me, I mean him!


14 posted on 05/02/2011 7:56:20 AM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Being manually-challenged myself, I fear this article is hogwash.


15 posted on 05/02/2011 8:10:47 AM PDT by BfloGuy
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To: Free Vulcan

this fellow lefty can concur!


16 posted on 05/02/2011 8:18:12 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Average Al

Bill Clinton,George Bush and Ross Perot were all left-handed


17 posted on 05/02/2011 8:21:57 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: TigerLikesRooster

left handed people are the only ones in their right mind dontcha know?


18 posted on 05/02/2011 8:27:02 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Of the 47 Men that have been President of the US, IIRC more than half of them have been left handed... OH and so is Sarah I think.

I am as well.

As my dad says Wrong handed.


19 posted on 05/02/2011 8:32:36 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I write right handed and throw left handed. However, I can hit my thumb with a hammer equally well from both sided. This story has just confused me more.
20 posted on 05/02/2011 8:36:47 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Average Al
"Obama is left handed..."

I'm left-handed and afraid of all his half-baked policies.

21 posted on 05/02/2011 10:20:18 AM PDT by greatplains
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22 posted on 05/02/2011 10:45:23 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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