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Tagged With: handedness

Civil Whorl

When my first child, Alex, was an infant, I read a study about a possible relationship between the rotational direction of one’s hair whorl and one’s handedness. When I checked Alex’s, I discovered he actually has two. I have no idea what that might portend for his handedness, but he seems to be pretty strongly … Continue reading »

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Whorl War III

It’s time to add another data point to my informal study of hair whorls and handedness. As you can see in the photo, Lily’s whorl has a clockwise pattern. Thus, she has a 95% chance of being right-handed. Sorry, Dear. 😉

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Whorl War II

OK, so it’s not really so much a war as another data point in a little a science project involving my kids. I wanted a clever title, and that was the best I could come up with. Lame, I know. Hey, if you have a better suggestion, by all means share it. You try being … Continue reading »

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Hair Whorls and Handedness

I’ve known for a while that there’s a correlation between the direction of hair whorling and handedness, i.e., that clockwise whorls are nearly perfectly indicative of being right-handed and counter-clockwise whorls are indicative of left-handedness or ambidexterity in about 50% of cases. Having noticed my son showing some preference for his left hand, such as … Continue reading »

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