17-36 Segment 2: Are Lefties Really Different?


Handedness is a central part of a person’s identity. Left-handers are often seen as somehow different than the rest of us, and over history they’ve been stereotyped as more quirky, intelligent, and sinister than righties. Science shows that some labels are likely to be true. Experts discuss where handedness comes from, and what differences truly result.


  • R. Ron Yeo, Regents Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Kimberly Sawyer, left-hander
  • Dr. Clare Porac, Professor of Psychology, Penn State University and author, Laterality: Exploring the Enigma of Left-Handedness

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