Leaning Left

Dr. Brendan Killory is the Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery at Hartford Healthcare Medical Group.
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Only 10% of the population is left-handed, a statistic that has held steady for centuries. While new studies show a genetic link, whether handedness is determined before birth is still undecided.
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David Wolman visited a Scottish castle designed for left-handed sword fights, and a Paris museum to inspect 19th century brains. He observed chimps with a primatologist who may help unravel the mysteries of handedness. He met with a left-handed satanist, an amputee whose left hand was reattached to his right arm. He's part of a left-handed episode of The Colin McEnroe Show

GUESTS:

  • David Wolman is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of A Left-Hand Turn Around the World: Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of all Things Southpaw and most recently, The End Of Money 
  • Dr. Brendan Killory is the Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery at Hartford Healthcare Medical Group 
  • Anthony Marzi is the starting pitcher for UConn Husky Men’s Baseball Team
  • La China Robinson is an analyst for ESPN

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