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Southpaw Stats: 11 Fun Facts About Lefties

Visual perception

Tyrannosaurus rex could have reached speeds of 18 miles per hour (29 km/h).

Tyrannosaurus rex could have reached speeds of 18 miles per hour (29 km/h).
(Image credit: Zina Deretsky)

Lefties may have a more balanced view of their bodies. When asked to visualize space, right-handers tend to be more sensitive to their right-side and perceive a puny "T. rex"-like left arm and a larger, longer and stronger right arm, Linkenauger said. Lefties have no such bias, which may come from a lifetime of having to navigate in a right-handed world, Linkenauger said.