Skip to comments.Left handed people are more affected by fear
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 ...
I’d respond, but being a lefty I’m too shaken up by the story...
If you’re ambidextrous, is the fear itermittent? Just wondering.
And if you are a political Lefty?
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.
And this is what passes as scientific research & analysis in the field of psychology?
LOL! and that laugh from a left handed freeper.
Yeah, when you’re a lefty, who needs drugs? Every day is full of just trying to keep the brain reigned in.
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
I’m left-handed and was an extremely fearful child. Outgrew a lot of it but not completley.
They never met my old man.
Obama is left handed..........
You too?? LOL
Was Portnoy afraid to use his left hand? Beats me, I mean him!
Being manually-challenged myself, I fear this article is hogwash.
this fellow lefty can concur!
Bill Clinton,George Bush and Ross Perot were all left-handed
left handed people are the only ones in their right mind dontcha know?
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.