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Hi Aloïs and Jeff
A more light weight question today and one that you could turn into some kind of poll one day: do you believe there is an advantage in having either same side or different side hand-eye dominance.
A sparring partner of mine projected that both of us were at a disadvantage because we're right handed but our left eye is the dominant one. However, I looked it up and scientific studies say there is no advantage for either pattern - they investigated tennis, baseball and cricket as far as I could retrieve.
Eye dominance can be figured out by looking at a far away object, then stretch both arms and make a circle with both hands around the object, then narrow the circle until the object is neatly surrounded. If you close one eye, the object will remain in the circle, if you close the other the object will be covered by one hand.
The procedure can be forced to obtain the opposite result but you'll feel it's kind of forced while for the dominant eye you can do it lazily. An estimated 10% of the people have no dominant eye, 2/3 have right dominance, 1/3 have left dominance.
What's your dominant eye? Is it same side as your hand? Do you believe or not that it would bring an advantage?
An interesting question. I found by doing that simple test that I am right eye dominant but play with my left hand.
Would be interesting to hear what other readers were.
I am not sure how it would bring an advantage. I wonder if because I am forehand dominant this has anything to do with this idea as with the forehand i am turned slightly so that my right eye is in front.
I read this article which also backed up that there is no advantage either way.
However it would be interesting to hear which hand and eye dominant our readers are and do a poll of our own.
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