Watch out lefties.  According to an new study, left handed people are more likely have ADD, Dyslexia or other Learning Disorders.  This is not well understood in terms of why - but something interesting non the less.

According to a Wall Street Journal article "Other recent research suggests that mixed-handedness—using different hands for daily tasks and not having a dominant one—may be even more strongly linked than left-handedness to ADHD and possibly other conditions.  About 10% of people are left-handed, according to expert estimates. Another 1% of the population is mixed-handed. What causes people not to favor their right hand is only partly due to genetics—even identical twins, who have 100% of the same genes, don't always share handedness. "

Below is a video of some famous  lefties - and of course, not all lefties have ADD, Dyslexia or something similar.  It's something interesting to think about. 



 
 
As we all know, many, if not most of the most creative people in the world have dyslexia or some other learning disorder.  At the top of the list is Steven Spielberg - perhaps the finest film maker in the last 30 years.    Like many adults, he was not diagnosed until he was an adult and took her own child in to be tested to reading problems.

In an article in the Montgomery News he talks about about his struggles with reading - and he he overcome it by focusing what he was good at.   "It is something that I have had since I was a child," he explained. "It was not fun to go to elementary school and having other students and teachers not understand my reading problems."  Today, " [I have] accommodated my life to the challenges of dyslexia and I feel very proud of that. When you are a child you have to achieve a different balance when you find yourself to be dyslexic."





 
 
Nobody know for sure what the cause of Dyslexia is and how is can be solved.  But there is new research to suggest that people with Dyslexia are not able to filter s well as others.  In particular, people with Dyslexia often times have a hard time filtering out noise.

According to Dr. Beattie, "these findings support a relatively new theory, namely that dyslexic individuals do not completely filter out irrelevant information when attending to letters and sounds. This external noise exclusion deficit could lead to the creation of inaccurate representations of words and phonemes and ultimately, to the characteristic reading and phonological awareness impairments observed in dyslexia."   Read more: High Background Noise Levels More Troublesome in Dyslexic Adults | MedIndia http://www.medindia.net/news/High-Background-Noise-Levels-More-Troublesome-in-Dyslexic-Adults-93881-1.htm#ixzz1g3jvPW6W

Of course every dyslexic is a little different, but it might be worth a try to find a very quiet place to work, read or write and see if it helps.