5 things that left-handed people are really better at, according to research

If you are left-handed, you are rare. Worldwide, only ten percent of humanity is left-handed. In England, one in ten people is left-handed.

5 things that left-handed people are really better at, according to research
If you are left-handed, you are rare. Worldwide, only ten percent of humanity is left-handed. In England, one in ten people is left-handed.

5 things that left-handed people are really better at, according to research

 

If you are left-handed, you are rare. Worldwide, only ten percent of humanity is left-handed. In England, one in ten people is left-handed.

 

Being in the minority does not have to be anything negative. In fact, according to science, there are quite a few advantages to being left-handed.

 

1. Left-handed people are better in some sports

Tennis, boxing, volleyball: left-handed people score in those sports, research shows. "Left-handed people do not necessarily run faster or jump no higher than right-handed people," explains Matthieu Lenoir, Professor of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences at the University of Ghent, to the latest news. But according to him, they are better when it comes to tactical insight. "Whoever is on the left can more easily surprise his opponent, because the latter is usually on the right and not used to an opponent playing or fighting with the left, simply because they encounter them less often."

 

According to science news site Scientias.nl that has another explanation: if you are left-handed, you have a dominant right hemisphere. The right hemisphere in particular is involved in the processing of spatial information. And that comes in handy on the tennis court, for example. Rafael Nadal, also left-handed, probably knows all about it.

 

2. Left-handed people have a better sex life

Research shows that left-handed people also score better in bed. From a survey of 10,000 left and right-handed people, 86 percent of left-handed people said they were "very satisfied" with their sex lives. And the right-handed people? Only fifteen percent said they thought their sex life was top. The researchers have not yet explained this difference. And it can also be pure coincidence, because having a good sex life is of course due to many more different factors.

 

3. Left-handed people are more solution-oriented

​​​​​​​Since a vast majority of people are right-handed, the world is geared to that. From scissors, can openers, and the placement of zippers and buttons up to and including the handwriting from left to right (and all the ink wiped out with it): left-handed people will have to learn to deal with it from childhood. They have to find a solution. And that makes you creative, perhaps in multiple facets of your life.

 

4. Left-handed people have a better memory

​​​​​​​According to research from the American University of Toledo, left-handed people can remember things better. This could be because the left hemisphere brain halves are more interconnected and thus exchange information even better. According to the study, this can also apply to people who have a left-handed family member.

 

5. Left-handed people have a math node

​​​​​​​A study among 2,300 students showed that their left-handed people were better at solving difficult maths sums. According to the researchers, there would simply be a link between whether you are left-handed or right-handed and your computing ability. But hey, like for every point in this article: everyone is different. Maybe you're the exception - and there's nothing wrong with that.