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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Is it Instinct?

Clasp your hands together and allow your fingers to interlock as in this photo.
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Which set of fingers, the left ones or the right ones, goes on top of the other?

I've never thought about this before as it seems very natural to me for my left hand fingers to go on top of my right. I thought it was because I was left handed, not until my daughter who's right handed did the same thing. Her left went over her right. It seems that being left handed or right handed has nothing to do with it.

Always, it's the left on top of the right. Or to think of it another way, the right hand is underneath supporting the left hand.

My daughter said that it's because of genetics, whatever that meant. I can only think of instinct to explain it. Maybe someone out there has a better explanation. Anyone out there who puts their right fingers over their left?

Clasp your hands again but now try putting your right fingers over your left fingers. It doesn't feel natural, isn't it? It feels awkward.

Observe couples and people when holding hands.
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Which hand is underneath or behind the other? I'd say it will always feel natural for the right hand to be behind the left hand. I want to be proven wrong on this.

I wonder if this is universal to humankind. Maybe, nature intended it to be this way, so when people join hands together they don't feel any uneasiness.

Last question, when you kiss your partner on the lips, which side does your head incline to? Unfortunately, I can only try this on one person, so I have no empirical data to base any conclusion.

7 Comments:

  • Ayyy...bakit po ako...right on top of left? I find it really awkward if i do it the other way around.

    PS: Nakita ko po link ninyo kay KiwiP

    By Anonymous trotskybee, at 12:25 PM, March 17, 2005  

  • Ayyy...bakit po ako...right on top of left? I find it really awkward if i do it the other way around.

    PS: Nakita ko po link ninyo kay KiwiP

    By Anonymous trotskybee, at 12:25 PM, March 17, 2005  

  • T, kaliwete ka ba?

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 12:29 PM, March 17, 2005  

  • Hindi po - right handed.Your entry created a bit of a fuss here in the office hehehe.So far, 6 po kaming andito ngayon and the status is 50-50 3 of us automatically did the right over left and the latter group did left over right. Sa previous, puro right handed po kami. Dun sa other half, 2 ang right handed and 1 is a southpaw.THIS IS VERY INTERESTING!

    By Anonymous trotskybee, at 12:41 PM, March 17, 2005  

  • Mukhang mali yata ang theory ko na universal ito.

    Pero kung lahat kayo right handed, at 50-50 pa rin, ibig sabihin, walang kinalaman sa kung left o right handed ka.

    Isa pa, bakit nga ba awkward kung other way round? Parang hindi nag-fi-fit ang mga kamay mo.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 3:19 PM, March 17, 2005  

  • T, subukan mo kaya ang experiment na ito sa pamilya mo. tingnan mo kung 50-50 pa rin. kasi kung hindi, baka tama nga ang anak ko na genetics ito.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 1:14 PM, March 18, 2005  

  • left over right din ako.
    and when i kiss,my head tends to
    incline on the right side.
    and i wonder why,even though am right handed,i cant unlocked the bra clasp
    with the right hand as easy as i do with the left hand.
    pag nag iisip po kayo,san kayo napapatingin,sa taas po ba o sa baba?

    By Anonymous box, at 5:35 PM, May 25, 2005  

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