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Rosemary West's Left-Handed Page
- Large collection of information and links, including organizations, research articles, list of famous left-handers, left-handedness in the arts, links to shopping sites, FAQ, humor, fun facts, and trivia.



Alt.lefthanders Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Usenet FAQ. Includes questions such as: What does being "left-handed" or "ambidextrous" mean? Is lefthandedness inherited? Are lefthanders naturally clumsy? Do Lefties make better athletes?

Are You Left-Handed?
Observations on the ontology of handedness, advice on how to surf the net left-handed, and links.

Association of Left-handers, India
Works to create awareness that left-handedness is normal and to provide resources for left-handed people in the country. Information on cultural perspectives in India and the group's initiatives and accomplishments.

Association of LeftHanders Zambia (ALHZ)
Compiling a list of famous lefthanders in Africa. Also supplies contact information.

Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society
"If you are left handed, do not despair." Advice for left-handers who want to learn calligraphy.

Crochet Lessons for Left-Handers
Instructions, with helpful diagrams.

European Lefthanders' Page
English translation of German site: information of particular interest to European left-handers. Extensive lists of sources for left-handed products in Europe and on the Internet.

Famous Left-Handers
Long list of left-handed actors, artists, authors, musicians, athletes, politicians, U.S. presidents, and historical figures.

The First Left-Handed Piano
About pianist Christopher Seed, who has built and plays a piano with the keyboard in reverse so that he can play the melody with the left hand.

Gauche! Left-Handers in Society
A resource guide and forum. Left-handers speak to parents, teachers, employers, physicians, and others.

Irish Left-handers Club
Short newsletter, products for sale, and other information.

The Language of the Left
Derogatory meanings associated with the words for "left" in several world languages.

Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition
Scientific journal publishing research on the psychological, behavioural and neurological aspects of lateralisation, including handedness. Online tables of contents, abstracts, instructions to authors, and other information.

Left Hand Education
Information about campaign in the UK to ensure that teachers are trained on specific guidelines on helping left-handed children.

The Left Hand Path
Speculations on how left-handedness came to be associated with satanism in western mythology.

Left Handed Portal
A unique portal for left-handers, parents of left-handed kids and right-handers who want to know more about southpaws.

Left Handers Day
Left Handers Day is on 13 August. Website features information about handedness, fun facts, games and quizzes.

Left Is Right
Promotes a book described as a survival guide for living lefty in a right-handed world. Includes some information about handedness and famous lefties.

The Left-Handed Child in a Right-Handed World
Advice on determining hand dominance and on dealing with handwriting problems often encountered in left-handers.

The Lefthanded Liberation Front
Site has webforum, merchandise for sale, humor, and other material.

The Lefthanded Universe
Interesting facts and ideas about lefthandedness. (English - Nederlands - Deutsch)

Left-Handed Writers Page
Article about left-handed writing with fountain pens, including advice on nib selection. Photographs show different hand positions lefties write in, with special advice for each.

Left-handed.com Forum
Online forum for left handers to discuss various topics and post news stories of interest.

Left-handedness
A modern Islamic perspective on being left-handed.

The LeftHandSide Collection
Blogs, online exhibits, and links for talented left-handed artists and designers from arround the world.

LEFTovers
List of Lefthanded Canadians. Also contains left-handed stores in Canada.

Living in the Mirror: A Left-Handed Home Page
Comments and essays about living as a left-hander, plus links to other left-handedness-related sites, including a large selection of scientific material.

Neuroscience for Kids - Sidedness
Educational website about laterality. Includes tests for handedness, footedness, eyedness, and earedness.

Primate Handedness and Brain Lateralization Research
At Indiana University (M.K. Holder, Ph.D.). You can participate in the study by filling out an online questionnaire. Site also has links to information (both serious and fun) of interest to left-handers.

Right Hand, Left Hand
Website for Chris McManus' book on handedness. Includes articles and online psychological quizzes.

Scientific American: Ask the Experts: Biology
M.K. Holder answers the questions: "Do scientists understand why there are so many more right-handers than left-handers? Do other primates show a similar tendency to favor one hand over the other?"

Sinistrality
Facts and myths about lefthandedness, links to lefthander organizations and stores for left-handed products, information on handgun products designed for left-handed use.

Trends in Japan: Rise Up, Ye Southpaws
Article discusses the increased acceptance of lefthandedness in Japan.

Weems is a Lefty!
Personal home page includes personal commentaries about various issues related to left-handedness, as well as links to other sites.

When Left is Right: Left-Handed Toddlers
Advice for parents of young children.



Why Left-handers Still Feel Left Out
Guardian article describes researcher's finding that left-handed people have been abused and neglected throughout history. (June 6, 2002)

Is There a Link Between Left-Handedness and Homosexuality?
Discusses a recent study showing that left-handedness and homosexuality may be linked. (July 24, 2001)

Study Finds Left-handers Don't Die Earlier
Short article from the Associated Press. (May 28, 1998)

The Sinister Hand
Script of an Australian Broadcasting Corporation news feature on lefthandedness, particularly the biological origins of handedness. (April 30, 1998)

Lefties: The Science of Handedness
"Science Friday" program in RealAudio. Links to other Internet resources on handedness. (August 8, 1997)

Creation of the Sinister: Biological Contributions to Left-handedness
Critique of the Geschwind-Behan-Galaburda (GBG) Theory of Left-Handedness and other theories that associate lefthandedness with developmental disorders. Published in the Harvard undergraduate neuroscience journal, Brain. (1995)

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