Left-handedness Linked to a Better Memory

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1. Handedness and brain function are not closely linked.
true false

2. The two different types of memory functions are remembering facts and remembering people.
true false

3. According to this study, if you have several left-handed people in your immediate family:
a. you're more likely to remember facts.
b. you're prone to remembering events easily.
c. you're worthless, and can't remember a thing!!

4. If you back up something, you:
a. record its data
b. compare it to something else
c. confirm its results

5. Studies show that both halves of your brain are used to remember events.
true false

6. Left handed people can remember certain things better because:
a. they have a larger corpus callosum.
b. they are smarter.
c. they have more brain dominance.

7. In this text if you recall something you:
a. redial its telephone number. 
b. you quote it word for word.
c. you remember it.

8. The corpus callosum is:
a. a scientific lab to do research.
b. the term used to describe brain abnormalities.
c. likely to be the key in remembering events.

9. It's difficult to remember childhood events because the corpus callosum is not developed until the age of 4.
true false

10. Overall, left-handedness can be seen as an advantage.
true false

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