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PSYCHOLOGIST SUGGESTS AMBIDEXTERITY KEY TO THE GENIUS OF JIMI HENDRIX
February 26, 2010, 1:17 pm
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The Guardian
Psychologist Stephen Christman argues that Hendrix’s ambidexterity was the secret to his talent and informed not just his guitar-playing but his lyrics too. According to Christman, who is based at the University of Toledo, Hendrix was not strictly left-handed. Although he played his right-handed guitar upside down, and used his left hand to throw, comb his hair and hold cigarettes; Hendrix wrote, ate and held the telephone with his right hand. He was, Christman argues, “mixed-right-handed”. And this mixed-handedness, signaled better interaction between the left and right hemispheres of the guitarist’s brain and suffused every part of his music. To read the full article, follow the above link.


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