Right hand, right brain?

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

This page dicusses relations between handedness and speech laterality, but it never seems to get to anything useful:


Here’s enough reading to keep both your hands and both sides of your brain busy:


Sorry, I couldn’t find any ready-composed answers.


NanoByte - Thank you for the links! I must be the worlds worst internet searcher. I’m going to check them out more fully this evening when the rates are cheaper (I live in Germany and have to pay for local phone service by the minute :frowning: )
BTW, I took the questionnaire on handedness and there was an illustration of the way I write! So this is not totally unknown and perhaps it even means something. Hopefully, something good.
I’d still like to know more about this subject so if anybody has anything helpful to add, feel free.

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Albert Einstein