When I write, I hold my pen funny. I rest the pen on the ring finger and hook my hand inwards, like a left handed person would (I’m a rightie). People have told me that it looks like I’m holding the pen in my fist, like a small child. You can imagine the grief I got in school from my teachers! However, I stood firm and I still write that way to this day.
Getting to the question…I remember reading a book my freshman year of high school that said people who are right-handed, yet write with their hands hooked inwards had their main language center on the right side of the brain, instead of the left as most other righties do. And that lefties usually have their main language center on the right, unless they held their pens in some unusual manner(for lefties). Has anybody ever heard of this? I’d feel so vindicated if I found out it was true.
I wish I could remember the name of the book…it was some sort of layman’s neurology book, not a handwriting analysis book. I’ve been searching libraries and bookstores but haven’t been able to find it.
“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Albert Einstein