Steve Peters

Experience Design

Southpaws: Using a mouse increases our brainpower!

Hey, all you fellow left-handed people (which includes my wife and daughter, he says smugly): According to Dumb Little Man, using a mouse in our right hands like everyone else actually increases our brainpower!

“By switching the side of your mouse-pad [which us left-handed folks don’t have to do] you will force yourself to use your non-dominant hand. This, in turn, will stimulate the neural connections between the right and left hemispheres on your brain. Scientific research confirmed that people that use both hands equally have 10% more nerve fibers joining the two sides of the brain.”

Finally, something good comes from having to fumble around in a righthanded-person’s world! FTW!