Can you boost your brain power by making yourself ambidextrous?
By: Mo Costandi | Can you boost your brain power by making yourself ambidextrous? | Neuroscience | The Guardian
Lots of companies offer ambidexterity training that promises to improve cognitive power. But research shows there could be risks
Could learning to write with both hands make your brain sharper and more speedy? Could training schoolchildren to use their non-dominant hands improve their exam results? Such claims have been popular for more than a century.
Handedness – the preference for using one hand over another – is one of the deepest mysteries of neuroscience. We still know very little about what being left- or right-handed means for brain function, or about what effects learning to become ambidextrous might have.