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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.

Tia is the managing editor and was previously a senior writer for Live Science. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Wired.com and other outlets. She holds a master's degree in bioengineering from the University of Washington, a graduate certificate in science writing from UC Santa Cruz and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Tia was part of a team at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that published the Empty Cradles series on preterm births, which won multiple awards, including the 2012 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.