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Ambidexterity

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

Ambidexterity -ability to use both hands with same ease. I have read great men such as Leonardo da Vinci can paint with both of his hands. Anybody interested in such ability?
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

My cousin can draw with both hands.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

I'm right handed, but there are a few things that I do better with my left hand than my right. Including batting. When I used to play baseball as a kid, I always batted lefty because for some reason I could hit better. There is at least one other thing that I do better with my left than my right, but this isn't the time or place.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

I'm ambidextrious, it has its uses I suppose. Of course, I think I just got forced into being it.

Was left-handed, got sent to catholic school, forced into right-handed, now I use both. Paint/Draw/Sports/So on with both. Why the interest?
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

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Sometimes, during a stint of particularly furious masturbation, I get tired and have to switch hands.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

I'm somewhat ambidextrous - I play most instruments "right-handed", I bat left-handed and throw right-handed, and so forth. I've always written left-handed, but a few years ago I started using a fountain pen, and I decided to try writing right-handed. I'm not as fluid with my right as I am with my left, but I can write legibly at a reasonable rate. My handwriting of course is completely different, but that's what you'd expect.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

I preferred to bat left handed. It allowed me to focus more, & I felt I hit more accurately. Right handed I just went for power.

& for the record, I can vouch that gabehabe does bat from both sides of the plate.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 13 November 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

& for the record, I can vouch that gabehabe does bat from both sides of the plate.


I don't think that's quite cricket.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

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My ranger has 17 dex and definitely took ambidexterity feat. He's pretty bad ass - especially with his magical hammer and magical short sword.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

View PostAthenaDX, on 13 November 2012 - 09:18 PM, said:

I'm ambidextrious, it has its uses I suppose. Of course, I think I just got forced into being it.

Was left-handed, got sent to catholic school, forced into right-handed, now I use both. Paint/Draw/Sports/So on with both. Why the interest?
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here. Is this true?
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

What, a broken link? Try the cached version.

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Article "'Ambidextrous People' are Brain-Damaged" taken from the Münchener Medizinische Wochenschrift

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J.B. Sattler

"Ambidextrous People" are Brain-Damaged

In hypotheses about the origin and development of handedness the term "ambidextrous" is defined very differently and often only applied to the subjects assessing themselves. In test examinations alleged ambidextrous persons proved to be either converted left-handers or persons whose results were highly incoherent or even contradictory. Systematic investigations of the second group of subjects always revealed perinatal cerebral disturbances. This paper discusses the thesis that insufficient oxygen supply to the brain in the perinatal period of life mainly affects the function of the dominant cerebral hemisphere that is responsible for the congenital handedness. This results, phenomenally, in temporary change in the use of hands, so that the person is often wrongly diagnosed as being ambidextrous.

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Re: Ambidexterity

Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 13 November 2012 - 05:01 PM, said:

View Postno2pencil, on 13 November 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

& for the record, I can vouch that gabehabe does bat from both sides of the plate.
I don't think that's quite cricket.

You should see how good I am with the balls.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

View Postgabehabe, on 13 November 2012 - 03:52 PM, said:

Sometimes, during a stint of particularly furious masturbation, I get tired and have to switch hands.


Feels like a clumsy stranger yeah?
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

If you want clumsy, sit on your wrist until your hand goes numb.
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Re: Ambidexterity

Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

Both of my parents are ambidextrous. They were born left handed, but in my hometown when they were kids you were whooped with a ruler if you wrote left handed.

As a kid I was ambidextrous for quite some time... but have lost it over the years. I'm still rather ambidextrous when it comes to most things, but writing and drawing not so much... in the same respect my penmanship and drawing skills are rather shit, so it could just be that.
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