Cross lateralization: Opposite eye-hand dominance.

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This is a discussion on Cross lateralization: Opposite eye-hand dominance. within the General Psychology forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; I just discovered I have cross lateralization. Basically, I am right hand dominant (although ambidextrous), right footed (foot used to ...

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    Cross lateralization: Opposite eye-hand dominance.

    I just discovered I have cross lateralization. Basically, I am right hand dominant (although ambidextrous), right footed (foot used to kick ball), right ear dominant (ear preferred to talk on phone), but left eye dominant. Any combination of these can occur.

    From what I've been reading, this is linked to learning disabilities (like dyslexia), and also stuttering, but I have not struggled as far as I know, except I do have terrible aim, and always have. Now that I know this, I can consciously close my left eye when I'm using my right hand to aim at something, and I should be more accurate.

    It is linked to dyslexia, and other learning disorders, but I don't have dyslexia. I do have spatial sequence synesthesia though and I wonder if that is how I have compensated for the cross lateralization? Maybe I started to link visual with time and space in order to remember things? When I do things with my right hand, it gets stored in the left hemisphere, but left eye dominant means that certain things I see gets stored in the right hemisphere...so perhaps synesthesia formation was my solution, subconsciously? <---Just a thought, not something to be taken as fact :)

    Are any of you cross dominant? Here is how to tell which eye is dominant: Dominant Eye - Eye Dominance - Determine Your Dominant Eye
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    I don't know, but my eyes both kept a steady image. I got a blurred version in one eye because I'm short sighted in that one though. I'm quite ambidextrous and suffer from mild dyslexia/dyscalclia/dyspraxia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tine View Post
    I don't know, but my eyes both kept a steady image. I got a blurred version in one eye because I'm short sighted in that one though. I'm quite ambidextrous and suffer from mild dyslexia/dyscalclia/dyspraxia.
    You might not have a dominant eye...there are some people who don't. Do you have synesthesia? Synesthesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    @Enfpleasantly - I have cross-lateralization too. Apparently, my left eye, right leg, right ear and right hand are dominant (although I switch to my left hand when using a mobile phone ;) What a coincidence.

    I don't have dyslexia or any other learning disorders... in fact, I learned to read when I was 2, I've been writing and drawing since I could hold a pencil. And my aim is not bad, although not extraordinary either.

    I think I'm pretty balanced when it comes to left vs. right hemisphere. Maybe it's relevant, maybe not. Anyway, thanks for the information!
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    Something I noticed is to make sure that the object you look at is completely straight ahead from you, make sure to square your body to the object otherwise it will skew the results.

    EDIT:
    Right hand
    Right eye
    Right foot
    Probably right ear
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    Quote Originally Posted by aconite View Post
    @Enfpleasantly - I have cross-lateralization too. Apparently, my left eye, right leg, right ear and right hand are dominant (although I switch to my left hand when using a mobile phone ;) What a coincidence.

    I don't have dyslexia or any other learning disorders... in fact, I learned to read when I was 2, I've been writing and drawing since I could hold a pencil. And my aim is not bad, although not extraordinary either.

    I think I'm pretty balanced when it comes to left vs. right hemisphere. Maybe it's relevant, maybe not. Anyway, thanks for the information!
    Haha! Wow...you and me, we like peas and carrots :p

    @Spades is the one who told me about synesthesia because of how I "see" my months of the year in a certain constant pattern (not like a calendar). It's more prevalent in left handed people or ambidextrous people. I'm more right handed than left, but I use my left hand for many things that other right handed people don't.

    It's also possibly linked to migraines...I had migraines terribly as a child, and I get them occasionally as an adult. I also keep both eyes open when focusing on something, rather than closing one eye. I keep reading that cross lateralization puts someone at a disadvantage, yet a lot of synesthetes are cross dominant and are considered to have an advantage...so it's weird :/

    Quote Originally Posted by L View Post
    Something I noticed is to make sure that the object you look at is completely straight ahead from you, make sure to square your body to the object otherwise it will skew the results.

    EDIT:
    Right hand
    Right eye
    Right foot
    Probably right ear
    Yes, thank you for mentioning that! Dead straight on, I close my left eye and the object moves completely out of the circle :/
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    I keep thinking that the whole bit about advantage and disadvantage is only relevant to what you do with it. It is a neutral trait in my opinion - it simply exists, until interacted with by you. I've heard of cases where people get over dyslexia etc. by simply adapting themselves to the altered perceptual state.

    I am cross-lateral, left eye and ear dominant with a ratio of probably 60/40 right/left hand, and definite right leg dominance. I have simple synesthesia - numbers with notes, notes with colors. Not usually complex enough to build pictures in my mind, except maybe abstract ones once in awhile when a piece has a key, theme, etc. that lend themselves to the process.

    I also have bad aim and am a bit awkward at physical tasks. No dyslexia or anything similar, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatlander View Post
    I keep thinking that the whole bit about advantage and disadvantage is only relevant to what you do with it. It is a neutral trait in my opinion - it simply exists, until interacted with by you. I've heard of cases where people get over dyslexia etc. by simply adapting themselves to the altered perceptual state.

    I am cross-lateral, left eye and ear dominant with a ratio of probably 60/40 right/left hand, and definite right leg dominance. I have simple synesthesia - numbers with notes, notes with colors. Not usually complex enough to build pictures in my mind, except maybe abstract ones once in awhile when a piece has a key, theme, etc. that lend themselves to the process.

    I also have bad aim and am a bit awkward at physical tasks. No dyslexia or anything similar, though.
    Yes, I agree! I do think level of severity can cause more problems for some though.

    I have terrible aim, but I've always been well coordinated. Also, it seems I never develop long term brain memory to "feel" for how far to throw to make a distance. I will improve as I do the activity at that specific time (like cornhole at a cookout), but if I play on another day, I basically start back at square 1. Now that I am aware of this though, it will be interesting to see if I can play around with ways to improve it!

    As far as synesthesia, I don't see any colors or sounds with words, letters, or numbers...I just see numbers, years, time periods, months, weekdays, and the alphabet in their own distinct patterns...several are 3 dimensional and appear "outside" of my head. I can't literally see them like something in a room; I just visualize them in front of me or around me. I noticed the dates and years patterns are directly related to my lifespan. Basically, the pattern is a certain way from the year of my birth on, but before that, it is less shapely (more straight/curved) and not as clear.
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    Right hand; right foot; left eye; left ear

    I don't have any learning disabilities nor do I have synesthesia. My aim when throwing something sucks -- I always go wide to the right -- and I've never cared to correct it. I learned I was left eye dominant when my dad taught me how to shoot a pistol. Now that I know to line up the sights with my left eye, my aim with is very accurate, especially for someone who rarely shoots.

    I also had horrible migraines as a child and still get them when I'm overly tired or stressed.

    Interestingly, when I see an optometrist (I wear glasses) I'm always told my right eye is too weak but they always seem to tell me that just after confirming that I'm right handed, as if being left eye dominant is a symptom of something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanceyRose View Post
    Right hand; right foot; left eye; left ear

    I don't have any learning disabilities nor do I have synesthesia. My aim when throwing something sucks -- I always go wide to the right -- and I've never cared to correct it. I learned I was left eye dominant when my dad taught me how to shoot a pistol. Now that I know to line up the sights with my left eye, my aim with is very accurate, especially for someone who rarely shoots.

    I also had horrible migraines as a child and still get them when I'm overly tired or stressed.

    Interestingly, when I see an optometrist (I wear glasses) I'm always told my right eye is too weak but they always seem to tell me that just after confirming that I'm right handed, as if being left eye dominant is a symptom of something.
    Do you have astigmatism? If so, is your right eye's astigmatism worse? I have astigmatism, and my right eye has it worse, but my vision is equal in both eyes...equally bad! Haha!


 
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