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Entitlement or right?

Without reading the book review itself: ” Reading by Right, edited by Joy Court, 2017, £59.95. Facet Publishing: London. ISBN: 9781783302093, 256 pp.” the title Reading by Right invites the question which ‘right’? From the right (towards the left) in … Continue reading

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He wanted to be right …

In the FT Weekend Books (8 October 2016) John Plender essayed Sebastian Mallaby’s biography of The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan. It is headed “A rock-star Fed chairman whose reputation was tarnished by problems stored … Continue reading

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When left is wrong: a 4 year old’s instance of the hegemony of the /right/

When getting ready for school, 4 year old grandson Gabriel and I regularly ‘play’ the putting on the shoes game before going to school. We sit two steps up the turn of the stairs. The ‘game’ consists of saying and … Continue reading

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Seeing double: further steps in the left-to-right or right-to-left story

Remember the story so far? Gabriel ‘air writing’ the number 422, but by pointing right-to-left (RTL) while saying ie reading out, “2,2,4″. And that the interpretation is that Gabriel is a latent left hander. The next steps should provide sufficient … Continue reading

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Uta Frith vs Julian Elliott on dyslexia: and autism

Those familiar with Stephen Pepper’s World Hypotheses: A Study in Evidence, won’t be surprised at Uta Frith’s (FT Pioneering Force 11 October 12 October 2014 ) disagreement with Julian Elliott over the nature of dyslexia and its treatment. They inhabited … Continue reading

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Why depict Cameron as a right-hander: handling an ex-service man’s plight

Those familiar with the way left handers manipulate objects will have been surprised to see Cameron holding the Rubik’s cube, in a mirror fashion, with his left hand and twisting it with his the right – in the illustration accompanying … Continue reading

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