I'm right-handed, and I've had my R. arm in a sling for the last two and a half weeks, so my R. arm has been fairly inactive (although I sometimes use my R. hand for holding very lightweight things). So almost everything I've done for the last three weeks -- opening packages, writing
by hand, folding laundry, eating with a spoon -- I've done with my left hand.
A few evenings ago, I finished brushing my teeth -- and realized that I hadn't been paying attention to the process: I had simply "brushed my teeth" without thinking!
And today at work, on a whim, I grabbed two pencils and used them as chopsticks, with my left hand, to pick up various small items. No trouble whatsoever.
even though I haven't actively practiced chopsticks with my left hand, my
daily use of my left hand for other tasks has generalized
to a greater over-all left-hand dexterity than before.
I've always been somewhat ambidextrous -- but still clearly R-hand dominant. So this is both interesting and neat-o.
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