24 Mar 2016

How being left or right-handed could influence your politics

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 24 March 2016

Photo: Flickr user Syed Asad Ali / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Are you a leftie or a rightie? What does the way you use your hands say about you, and how does it influence your politics?

Chicago University psychologist Daniel Casasanto is a leader in research on experiential relativity – the theory that people who have different kinds of bodies, included left or right-handed propensity may think differently as a consequence.

It turns out things like the names we give our children and the politicians we vote for can be influenced by our favoured hand.

Daniel Casasanto talks with Kathryn Ryan: