Re: CHAT: FINAL QUESTION: your natlangs.
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 12, 1998, 8:09|
At 18:27 09/10/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>> At 19:17 08/10/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> >Last year we did a cognitive brain mapping of our group at work. This
>> >was *not* a personality test, rather it was intended to discover a
>> >person's preferred modes of thinking. If one tries to communicate with
>> >someone who has a different cognitive preference, and neither of you is
>> >aware of the differences, it is extremely easy to garble the
>> >communication. Anyway, I ended up with an almost even split between
>> >left-brain and right-brain dominance in terms of preferred mode of
>> Are you left-handed? I heard that left-handed people used more both
>> hemispheres of their brain than right-handed ones (who used more their left
>> hemisphere -rationality, etc...-).
>I'm right-handed now. But my parents like to talk about how I was
>showing signs of left-handedness as a toddler. When I began reaching for
>things it was with the left hand. But they gently tried to train me into
>right-handedness. So I guess I was actually more ambidextrous, as the
>training seemed to work and I ended up none the worse for wear. No,
>don't worry that my folks were harming me. Mom spent her career, prior
>to my birth, as a physical and occupational therapist. I suspect that if
>it was clear that I was *determined* to be left-handed, that Mom would
>have noticed and stopped fighting nature.
>I have heard that there can be cognitive or developmental problems for
>people who are truly, strongly, left-handed and who are forced to become
>right-handed. Anyone else know anything about that?
Luckily, nobody ever tried to force me to be right-handed (happily,
I think, as I can hardly make anything with my right hand. I'm so heavily
left-handed that when I use my right hand to put something somewhere, I miss
the target all the time!). But I know that my father was forced to (but he
broke his right arm and his teacher had to let him use his left hand. But
now he is right-handed).
|Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G.