Left or right brained? Check your mobile

Results from 700 responses to a survey about mobile phone use found a strong correlation between brain dominance and ear people use for phone calls.

More than 70% of people hold their phone up to the ear on the same side as their dominant hand, the researchers from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, have found.

They did the study after observing that most people hold their phone to their right ear.

“This practice seems illogical given the fact that it is a bit challenging to listen with the right ear and take notes with the right hand,” the researchers said in a poster presented at an otolaryngology conference in San Diego.

However their findings suggested mobile phone handedness was predictive of hemispheric dominance, although having a hearing problem “does impact ear preference” for phone use, they said.

The findings had several implications including that it offered additional evidence that