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Unscientific survey: finger snapping and dominant hand

 
 
Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 10:28 am
Early results indicate that a person can snap their fingers louder on their non-dominant hand, which really makes no sense at all.

Satisfy my curiosity: can you snap your fingers louder on your dominant hand or your non-dominant hand?

Thanks!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 10:29 am
@boomerang,
non-dominant at this desk
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 10:42 am
dominant for me, but, after crushing my left thumb some years back, i have some movement issues, so the finger snap is not as easy on that hand
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 10:44 am
@boomerang,
I guess my nondominant hand is marginally louder.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 10:45 am
@boomerang,

Dominant; 'twas ever thus.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 11:08 am
@boomerang,
Definitely louder using dominant hand.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 11:10 am
It seems I have a dominate left foot.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 11:11 am
@boomerang,
Strictly non-dominant. I'm a righty and I'm not sure I even could snap the fingers of my right hand. Always the left.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 11:11 am
Thank you all for participating in my research!

Consider my hypothesis all shot to hell -- we're tied, 3-3.

I thought maybe something about how writing implements are held changed a dominant hand's snapping ablility.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 01:03 pm
Both my hand snaps sound the same in volume to me. The difference I notice is the non-dominate hand's snap is a higher pitch than the dominate hand. The non-dominate hand is a crisp snap while the dominate hand is a dull snap.

Not sure if the writing hand theory is at work or not. I used to have a prominent callous on the middle finger of my dominate hand (which might have dulled the snap), caused by all the handwritten bookkeeping I used to do. But, I haven't done much handwriting in many years and the callous has nearly disappeared.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 01:09 pm

In the 1950s, I used to snap my fingers
while listening to Rock n Roll on the radio or TV; both hands.
The snapping got surprisingly loud, after a while, predominantly on my right hand.
I am right handed.





David
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 01:13 pm
Loudness sounds the same, but the pitch is higher with my dominant (right) hand.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 01:21 pm

The pitch is lower on my dominant right hand.





David
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 01:29 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
The same here with my right hand.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 01:31 pm
Can't snap today. Fingers slightly sore from working.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 01:43 pm
@edgarblythe,
I am right handed and snap with equal volume with both hands.

Actually my left hand can snap slightly louder than the right. The left also has a slightly higher pitch than the dominate right.
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highhopes
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 01:57 pm
My dominant hand is better.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 02:03 pm
Sounded about equal to me until I tried snapping the left hand in front of the right ear.
Better ear=louder.

Have to get neutral party to listen.

Joe(Excuse me, daddy-o??)Nation
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 02:10 pm
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 02:50 pm
@boomerang,
Dominant.

But I ain't winning no prizes with neither.
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