Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Mon, 17th Feb 2014

Why are some people left handed?

Gesture tracking (c) Greg Roberts

We find out if other animals exhibit handed'ness. Plus what does it mean to be left handed and right footed?

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In this edition of Question of the Week


  • Why do we have "handedness"?

    Why are people either right-handed or left-handed? What possible benefit does that have over being ambidextrous? I find I am right-handed, right-footed, and even right-eyed! When I wore single-muff headsets on my job, though, I preferred them on my left ear and not my right, so t...



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