If you’re among the 10 to 13.5 percent of the world that’s left-handed, you know lefties have gotten short shrift for centuries. For example, the Latin word sinister originally meant “left” but gradually shifted toward its current association with evil.
Lefties may get the last laugh, though, as a recent study published in Frontiers in Psychology suggests left-handed people outperformed the rest of the sample in solving difficult mathematical problems.
The study had more than 2,300 primary and high school students carry out a series of math experiments of varying difficulty.
Right-handed and left-handed folks performed about the same on tasks involving simple arithmetic, but lefties seemed to have an edge on the harder problems.
Check out the study's full results here.