Does Being Left-Handed Make You Angry?

Your handedness -- right, left, or ambidextrous -- may provide a clue in understanding how you use your brain to process emotions. Left-handed and ambidextrous people tend to be more prone to negative emotions. Now, a new study shows that they also have a greater imbalance in activity between the left and right brains when they process emotions.

The reason is unknown -- possibly angry people are more out of balance, or perhaps a lack of balance makes people angry.

According to Time Magazine:

“The study also used an interesting method to find that angry people are, literally, hot-headed: the authors of the paper ... measured brain-hemisphere activation with a relatively old method called tympanic membrane temperature, which is essentially how hot it is in your inner ear. If you get angry a lot, your head tends to be warmer.”

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