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About mixed handedness & ambidextrous people.. ...

Postby auntieM » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:04 pm

Hope to find out more and share experiences.. ... :smile:
Do you think it is a good 'thing' at all?

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Re: About mixed handedness & ambidextrous people.. ...

Postby auntieM » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:11 pm

Can't really find much info googling about it.. ...
Has anyone come across people that write fluently with both hands normal/ mirror writing before? Can it be self trained.. ...
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Re: About mixed handedness & ambidextrous people.. ...

Postby pirate » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:37 pm

auntieM wrote:Can't really find much info googling about it.. ...
Has anyone come across people that write fluently with both hands normal/ mirror writing before? Can it be self trained.. ...
:smile:

I had a teacher who used to write with one hand on the blackboard, then switch to the other hand when the first one got tired. I would say it's a pretty handy ability.

Did I just say blackboard?!!! :yikes:

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Re: About mixed handedness & ambidextrous people.. ...

Postby auntieM » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:53 pm

Thanks for sharing pirate.. .. :smile:
It is fun to be able to speed read and read backwards as well, but terribly embarassing when you sit through a meal and your 'hands' kept swoping the cutleries.. ... :siao:

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Postby Mawar » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:47 pm

My DD can write with both hands but only when she needs to copy chinese phrases. She does it when her right hand gets too tired. This ability applies to using chopsticks. Her right hand is the more dominant and natural choice. When I first noticed it, and asked her how she could use the left hand, she said just practice.

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Re: About mixed handedness & ambidextrous people.. ...

Postby BeContented » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:57 pm

I thot most can write with both hands, just the level of neatness & a matter of practise?

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Re: About mixed handedness & ambidextrous people.. ...

Postby auntieM » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:46 pm

Mawar wrote:My DD can write with both hands but only when she needs to copy chinese phrases. She does it when her right hand gets too tired. This ability applies to using chopsticks. Her right hand is the more dominant and natural choice. When I first noticed it, and asked her how she could use the left hand, she said just practice.

.. ..Thanks Mawar, so indeed mixed handedness can be trained.
Better than ambi really.. Have to recap which hand to extend out before a handshake, remember to tilt face the right side for hello kiss.. :faint:

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Re: About mixed handedness & ambidextrous people.. ...

Postby SAHM_TAN » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:10 pm

Good wat, exercising both sides of brain more heehee

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Re: About mixed handedness & ambidextrous people.. ...

Postby auntieM » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:49 pm

SAHM_TAN wrote:Good wat, exercising both sides of brain more heehee

Definitely not very much 'smarter'.. ..Just loads of weird behaviour to entertain.. :lol:

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Postby auntieM » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:58 pm

BeContented wrote:I thot most can write with both hands, just the level of neatness & a matter of practise?

That would be mixed handed.. ..really handy.. :smile:
I am curious if fluent 'mirror image' writing can be trained or one really need to be ambi..
It took years to decide which is the 'watch' wrist, and booboo of checking time on the wrong wrist.. ... :oops:

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