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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Right hand doesn't care what the left is doing

 

January 25, 2019



Yes, 40 years is a long time to hold a grudge, but I think it’s safe to say, now, that my whole brain can let the resentment go, thanks to some German researchers and a small herd of horses.

In 1979 an art teacher named Betty Edwards wrote a book called “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” that quickly became a bestseller. Because I was a young artist with some talent I was given a copy. Because I was a bit of a nerdy studier, I devoured the book — the first two chapters anyway.

The problem was that in chapter three Edwards said that I was defective because I was right-handed....



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