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Subject: Re: Ambidextrous
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 19:57:07 EST
In a message dated 98-02-17 12:46:40 EST, you write:
<< Point at something across the room.
Close your left eye. Does your finger still line up with the object? If
so, your right eye is dominant.
If not, open your left eye and close the right one. Does your finger now
line up with the object? If so, your left eye is dominant. >>
Oh, this is weird.
I too see pieces of two fingers with both eyes open.
Usually with only one, the finger is pointing way off mark, either to right or
But, if I point to something big, it shows my right eye is dominant.
OK. But let me go farther. I am nearly blind in my right eye. I have had
trouble with it all my life. Even with best glasses optometrist can fit, if I
close my left eye, I cannot read these letters.
When I was late teens, I had a bad attack of arthritis and lost use of my
right arm for many month. I taught myself to write with left hand. Never very
well, and never fast , but very legibly. Took notes at school and everything.
A psychologist once gave me some simple tests for ambidextrous 00 like which
foot you automatically walking with after arising from a chair, and how you
fold your hands. I tested left-handed, and yet never was inclined to use left
hand as a child.
So what does that make me?