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Re: How do you “see” words and numbers?

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Patte Rosebank
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Left-right confusion…

When I was little, I always got D’s and E’s in Handwriting and high marks in everything else. My mom took me for some tests, and one of the things they determined was that I have some left-right confusion. This may be partly due to the fact that my dad is right-handed, but is left-handed when playing hockey or paddling a canoe. It may also be partly due to the fact that, when I was a baby, I’d always reach with my left hand, and Mom would gently correct me into using my right hand—because she’d read that left-handers live shorter lives and have more accidents.

The strange thing is, when I’m doing improv, I’ll become left-handed, without realizing it. I can also write fairly legibly (albeit very slowly) with my left hand. And, ever since I was 2, I could easily read words that are upside-down or even backwards.

But I think, the main reason for my illegible scrawl is that my brain works way faster than I can write!