June 13, 2005
Cross Wired

One of the more startling things I learned in basic biology when I was in grade school was that our brains are cross-wired to our bodies. You know, left side of the brain controls the right side of body, & visa-versa. Worse, nobody could really explain why this was. Well, today in the Washington Post there's an article about a group of scientists who think they've figured it out. Turns out it has to do with basic optics and the evolution of limbs as locomotion.

Posted by scott at June 13, 2005 09:19 AM

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Interesting about the reason for a dominant side being an evolutionary process. I've seen a lot about how the majority (about 90%) are right handed but I have seen nothing about mixed cross wiring. I am left eye dominant and right handed so I wonder if there is any research on this or how rare it is.

- TC

Posted by: Tom Crane on December 4, 2005 11:16 PM
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