The Colin McEnroe Show
9:54 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Leaning Left

Dr. Brendan Killory is the Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery at Hartford Healthcare Medical Group.
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.
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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