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SDShad BS: Left/Right confusion (50) RE: BS: Left/Right confusion 11 Jul 01

Another sinistral here. I've never had trouble distinguishing left from right per se, but have had trouble remembering which direction you do certain things. For instance, I was well into my 20s before I could keep straight which way to turn a screw or bolt to tighten it, and which way to loosen. I've got that one down now, but other things like that can still elude me.

So my experience as a lefty has made me wonder: is left-handedness sort of a form of directional dyslexia, or is it often accompanied by or coupled with some sort of mild dyslexia. I've no trouble with spelling, reading, etc., but I know that's not all that dyslexia's about. I also have trouble with other "connecting" things: color memory, distinguishing colors (though I am partially right-green color blind, as well), relating notes on a page to notes I sing or positions on an instrument, things like that.


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