According to statistics, 10-13% of the population is left-handed.
Are you left-handed, and tired of others telling you how you do everything with “the wrong hand”?
Well now you can flex on the haters – according to a new study, being left-handed makes you a lot smarter than your right-handed counterparts.
This is because lefties have a more developed brain, according to the site IFLS.
The left hand, since ancient times, has been connected to beliefs of all kinds, for example, that being left-handed shortens your life – or that you are more likely to end up in jail if you are not right-handed, according to Indy100.
But a new study shows instead, that it is the complete opposite.
Left-handed have a more developed brain
Lefties have on average a larger right hemisphere and a larger corpus callosum than the rest.
This means they have a better spatial perception, cognitive ability and information processing in comparison with the non-left-handed.
Better at maths
A report by IFL Science has gone through different studies on sinistrals – which discovered that, for example, they have a much easier time solving mathematical problems.
The problems varied in difficulty. On the simpler ones, as expected, there wasn’t a significant difference, but once the difficulty increased, the left-handed subjects proved superior by a large margin, according to the site.
This is perhaps not that surprising knowing that several of this world’s most famous geniuses, including Albert Einstein, were left-handed.
So if you ever hear again that you’re doing something with the “wrong hand”, shut them up with the evidence!