sinistrality


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sinistrality

(ˌsɪnɪˈstrælɪtɪ)
n
the state of being sinistral

sinistrality

the condition of being left-handed. — sinistral, adj.
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the state or quality of being left-handed or oriented towards the left in other ways, as a shell with counterclockwise spirals. Also sinistration. — sinistral, adj.
See also: Left
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sinistrality - preference for using the left hand
handedness, laterality - the property of using one hand more than the other
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Summary Table in Relating to Demographic Characteristics along with Mean and Standart Deviations of Screening Test Scores of the Participants (N= 317) Demographic Characteristics Age [bar.X]=71.08 (7.83) Age range=60-92 Gender Female=149 (47%), Male=168 (53%) Education level Primary (0-5)=107 (33.8%), Secondary-high (6-11)=107 (33.8%), University-post (12 and over)=103 (32.4%) Native language Turkish=317 (100%) Hand preference Right hand=290 (91.5%), Left hand=7 (2.2%), Ambidextrous=20 (6.3%) Sinistrality in first degree relatives Exist=54 (%17), Absent=263 (%83) Mean and Standard Deviations of Screening Test Scores MOCA score 23.57 (2.25) FAQ score 0.15 (0.46) GDS score 3.54 (3.41) Table 2.
It was created to bring to light certain people's sinistrality along with raising awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed in a predominantly right-handed world.
Also known as Sinistrality (derived from the Latin word sinister meaning "left" as well as "unlucky") the issue of left-handedness has been studied theoretically and empirically for over a century without any definite resolution.
(Many works show him concluding not simply with the terminal line in a series of repeating signs, but by breaking the final trace midway.) Also relevant, one suspects, are the etymological associations of sinistrality with awkwardness--the idea of the "gauche" that Roland Barthes would soon make central to his account of Cy Twombly's work--on the one hand (those repeating, deliberately "artless" signs), and femininity on the other (the gendered connotation of their pinkish tone).
For the most recent period, the combined ratio becomes lower than 1, which can be explained by a stabilized sinistrality. Moreover, the figure reveals two important peaks in 1992 and 1999.
For many years, researchers have also attempted to determine whether or not the left-handers in the human population have any special or good qualities that might be considered as an advantage of sinistrality.
* Joshua Goodman, Harvard University, "The Wages of Sinistrality: Handedness, Brain Structure, and Human Capital Accumulation"
Left-Handers Day is an annual event when left-handers celebrate the advantages their sinistrality brings.