Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

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Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Post by Obdurately Conscious » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:29 am

My wife and I are both Yoga and meditation practitioners, and I've read Jaynes' book and she reads Eckhart Tolle. There's much I could explain about what we'd like to do in reference to the subject of this forum, but the short of it is that we're not sure if she's really a lefty or a righty. I'm a righty. She, however, writes and swings a baseball bat with her left hand and does most other things with her right, like cuts with scissors, swings a tennis racket, shoots a gun, plays the bass and guitar, plays drums, and cuts vegetables. What are definitive indicators of the orientation of the hemispheres of the brain in terms of right and left "handedness"?
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Re: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Post by Obdurately Conscious » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:27 pm

Eh, nevermind. She's left-eye dominant. So, compared to my right-handedness, her brain most probably operates on the opposite hemisphere.
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Re: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Post by Moderator » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:58 pm

How do you discover eye dominance? I was under the impression that the only definitive test in mixed-handed people would to be to anesthetize one hemisphere or perhaps via fMRI — both of which of course are impractical.

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Re: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Post by memento22mori » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:26 pm

The best way to test ocular dominance without expensive equipment is to use what's called the Miles test.(1) Ocular dominance is poorly understood, but a left-eye dominant person seems to be more likely to be right hemisphere dominant. It's hard to say whether or not this is a more accurate test of cerebral dominance than handedness, one reason for this is because if a person has better vision in one eye than the other then the stronger eye is usually dominant.

(1) "Extend your arms in front of you and create a small triangular opening with your hands [roughly 2 inches x 2 x 2]. Select a small object more than 20 feet away and center it in the opening that you have created with your hands [which should be roughly parallel to your face because if you move them too far to either side then this will alter the results]. Close your right eye; if the object stays in view then you are left-eye dominant. If it does not then you are right-eye dominant."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocular_dominance

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Re: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Post by Obdurately Conscious » Sat May 30, 2015 2:21 am

Moderator wrote:How do you discover eye dominance? I was under the impression that the only definitive test in mixed-handed people would to be to anesthetize one hemisphere or perhaps via fMRI — both of which of course are impractical.
That sounds like more fun than the Miles test.
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Re: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Post by Aldowin » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:00 am

It's hard to say whether or not this is a more accurate test of cerebral dominance than handedness,
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