November 15, 2007

Lefty with writing pain

A Reader wrote:

I had always had decent handwriting. However, upon entering college 10 years ago, I started writing with the hook, because I had to take notes so fast. Over the years, my writing has become increasingly sloppy and painful. My wrist is in pain if I hook it to write. However, if I don't use the hook, the writing is sloppier than with it (its not too legible either way). This is becoming more and more of a problem and can be really embarrassing when filling out a form that someone can't read. Are there any suggestions on how to help increase the strength in my wrist and decrease the pain of writing. Also, is there a way to work on getting my handwriting back to normal? I would appreciate any suggestions.

November 7, 2007

Left Handers Quicker Thinkers?

Here's a link to an article citing research that suggests the brains of left-handers may be better at processing some kinds of information and may fare better in old age. Are left-handers quicker thinkers than righties?