[LMB] OT: HANDEDNESS

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Sep 22 14:40:07 BST 2011


On Sep 22, 2011, at 4:24 AM, John Hallam wrote:

>  However, I noticed to my surprise a year or so back that the foot
> controls are always in the same order, irrespective of the handedness
> of the vehicle: for stick shifts, they go clutch, brake, accelerator
> from left to right.  Interesting...  Is it really harder to learn
> mirrored foot skills in the separate contexts than mirrored hand
> skills?

I suspect footedness is less strong than handedness.    Soccer players need to use both feet - even if we have preferences in penalty kicks.    Walking is a two-footed activity, so we're used to using both feet equally.   Practice matters.


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