Dr Oz: 'left-handed people are smarter'

Are left-handed people smarter than right-handed people?

“Well, in a way, left-handed people are smarter, and I’ll tell you why,” Dr. Oz says. “Left-handed people can deal with more incoming information that doesn’t come in an organized way.” Dr. Oz says this is because of the way the brain develops when a baby is in its mother’s womb. “The left brain normally controls your right side, which is really powerful,” he says. [In left-handed people], it allows the other side, the right brain, to become an equal partner.”

Because left-handed people can use both sides of their brain more readily, Dr. Oz says, they can process information coming into their brain in different ways more easily. “That’s why athletes do so well when they’re left-handed. And there are a lot of presidents who have been left-handed, and there are a lot of folks who, because they can deal with a lot of complicated issues at once, work pretty effectively,” he says.

But Dr. Oz says although you may write with one hand, parts of the body on the other side—such as an eye—can still be dominant. To determine which eye is dominant, Dr. Oz says to cut a pencil-sized hole in a piece of paper and hold it away from your face. Look through the hole at an object using only your right eye, then only your left. Dr. Oz says whichever eye you can still see the object through the hole with is your dominant eye.

Dr. Oz says many people are dominant with one eye and dominant with the opposite hand. “There are lots of different reasons you want to know [which eye is dominant]. If you were playing sports, it’s sort of helpful,” he says. “But folks actually use their different parts of their brain very differently, and it’s sort of cool to understand how it all comes up.”

A FEW MORE FACTS ABOUT LEFT-HANDEDNESS:

While left-handedness (ranging from moderate through strongly left-handed) is found in approximately 10% of the population

• Four out of five (80%) original Macintosh computer designers were left handed;

• Five out of the last seven (71%) US presidents were left handed (Barack Obama’s runner-up – senator John McCain – is also a lefty);

• One out of four (25%) Apollo astronauts – who were all selected e.g. by their high intelligence – was left handed;

Mensa International  (the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world) claims that 20% of their members are left handed;

• A 1988 study reported: 16.9% of 266 United States Chess Federation players being left-handed or ambidextrous (included in the sample were e.g. 138 male Chess Masters, 18.1% was left-handed or ambidextrous).

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On Labor Day 2010, the daily Rasmussen Report about Barack Obama’s popularity displays that 26% of the nation’s voters ‘Strongly Approve’ of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

After winning the Nobel Peace Price in 2009, and while his popularity around the world – more and more people in the US continue to change their mind, and the power appears to slip from his hands. Want went wrong? Where did the magic of the 7th  left handed US president go?

INTO THE HANDS OF BARACK OBAMA – A FULL HAND PORTRAIT:

Thumbs up for Barack Obama – a tribute to his hands!

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4 Out of the 5 last US presidents were left-handed!
What hand experts say about Barack Obama’s hands!
Psychodiagnostic hand analysis of Barack Obama’s hands!

The right hand of the 38th US president: Gerald Ford!

The right hand of Gerald Ford.

Gerald Ford - inauguration photo!

President Gerald Ford: inauguration photo

Presidential Palm Reading:
the Gerald Ford ‘hand-file’!

• President: 1974-1977;
• Dexterity: left handed;
• Hand type: long palm shape;
• Fingers: normal finger length, normal index finger, long ring finger.

 

This summer TIME presented a photo essay on the hands of the last 9 US presidents; US palm reader Robin Gile was asked to present his palm reading for each president. Without knowing that it was Gerald Ford’s hand, this is how Robin Gile described Ford’s hand:

“A Good, Clear Mind”

“In theory, this guy would have been a good mechanic because of the bulbous tips on his middle and ring finger,” says Gile. “He’s got a clear head line, showing a good, clear mind. His thumb is exceptionally long, showing his force of will. He’s the kind of man who thinks, ‘I know what I want, I know where I want to go.’ He’s dogged. If you go up against him, he’s just going to keep coming at you.”

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The hands of former US president Gerald Ford!
Presidential palm reading: the hands of Gerald Ford!
Palmprint of destiny from Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto!
The typical finger length characteristics of US presidents!

Seals of the presidents of the United States.

The right hand of the 40th US president: Ronald Reagan!

The right hand of Ronald Reagan.

Ronald Reagan - right hand waving photo!

President Ronald Reagan: right hand waving photo

Presidential Palm Reading:
the Ronald Reagan ‘hand-file’!

• President: 1981-1989;
• Dexterity: left handed;
• Hand type: square hand shape;
• Fingers: normal fingers, long ring finger + short index finger.

 

A few months ago TIME presented a hand photo essay of the last 9 US presidents, and palm reader Robin Gile was asked to present a hand analysis for each president. Without knowing that it was Ronald Reagan’s hand, this is how Robin Gile described Ronald Reagan’s hand:

“The Most Earth-y of the Lot”

“This person is constitutionally stronger than most, because the head line and heart line are almost one line,” says Robin Gile. “He’s the most earth-y of the lot, but he’s stubborn. He has a hard time shifting gears or taking on a new stance. He’s not attached to ostentatious consumerism. I bet he’s the sort of man who would say, “Let me lease a good car. It doesn’t have to be a Cadillac.”

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The hands of various US celebrities!
A very impressive ‘right hand waving’ photo of Ronald Reagan!
Presidential palm reading: the hands of Ronald Reagan!
US presidents usually have a low ‘2D:4D finger ratio’!
How to recognize the hand of a US president?

The right hand of the 42th president of the US: Bill Clinton!

The right hand of Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton - right hand waving photo!

President Bill Clinton: right hand waving photo

Presidential Palm Reading:
the Bill Clinton ‘hand-file’!

• President: 1993-2001;
• Dexterity: left handed;
• Hand type: normal;
• Fingers: normal fingers, long ring finger + pinky.

 

Earlier this year TIME presented hand photos of the last 9 US presidents to palm reader Robin Gile, and asked him to present a palm reading for each president. Without knowing that it was Bill Clinton’s hand, this is how Robin Gile described Clinton’s hand (a hand analysis of Hillary Clinton’s hands is available via the ‘SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING’ below):

“Presence and Charm”

“This man is adequate — not inspiring, but efficient,” says Gile. “He holds on to past failures too strongly, as indicated by the hollow in his palm, and doesn’t move on. His little finger curves away from his hand, showing that he had high expectations of himself, so high they are probably unrealistic. His index finger shows that he has presence and charm. He’s probably good at getting a room full of people to do what he needed them to do. But the curve of his thumb, and lack of padding on top tells me he’s not a good finisher.”

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A ZOOM IN on the hands of Bill Clinton!
Presidential palm reading: the hands of Bill Clinton!
The hand of Hillary Clinton!
Hillary Clinton: ‘polarizing hands?’
How to recognize the hand of a US president?

The right hand of the 44 president of the US: Barack Obama!

The right hand of Barack Obama.

Barack Obama - inauguration photo!

President Barack Obama: inauguration photo

Presidential Palm Reading:
the Barack Obama ‘hand-file’!

• President: 2009-?;
• Dexterity: left handed;
• Hand type: long, bony;
• Fingers: long fingers, long ring finger.

 

Earlier this year TIME presented 9 large hand photos to US palm reader Robin Gile, and asked his to present a hand reading. Without knowing that it was Barack Obama’s hand, this is how Robin Gile described Obama’s hand:

“A Good Awareness of Theater”

“The curve of this head line shows the most imagination and creativity,” said Gile. “The little finger, the way it’s so straight, shows he’s very honest. He’s the most visual, with a good awareness of theater. The gap between the beginning of the head line and the life line show that he’s a very independent thinker — he can’t just be told things, he has to prove it to himself. The curve of his thumb, and the fleshy tip, shows that he remains constant — he’s a good starter and a good finisher.”

SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING:

Barack Obama: hand of power!
Barack Obama is the 7th left handed US president!
Barack Obama & the future in healing hands!
The hands of Barack Obama: a hand full of power!
How to recognize the hand of a US president?