World’s biggest study of left-handedness

From Leonardo da Vinci to Oprah Winfrey, and from Napoleon Bonaparte to Jimi Hendrix the talents of left-handers have been celebrated across the generations. However, the prevalence of people who favour their left hand over their right has always been …

3rd April 2020 | cmed


On Saturday 8th June the School of Medicine was well represented at SoapBoxScience in Edinburgh with Dr Silvia Paracchini as one of the speakers.  Dr Paracchini discussed handedness with shoppers and tourists along the Royal Mile in the pouring rain.  …

10th June 2019 | news

Explorathon 2018

The Neurogenetics group took part to EXPLORATHON 2018 during the European Researchers Night.

3rd October 2018 | news

Public Engagement – Why are some people left handed?

Dr Silvia Paracchini has been successful in securing funding from the Royal Society for a project titled 'Why are some people left handed?'.

29th March 2018 | news

Dear Science Podcast

Dr Silvia Paracchini has appeared on the podcast Dear Science, talking about the science of handedness.

2nd June 2017 | news

Patrons Programme 2016

Dr Silvia Paracchini has recently given a lecture on handedness and genetics as part of the Patrons Programme 2016

12th September 2016 | news

Visit to Hong Kong

Dr Silvia Paracchini delivered a guest lecture at an alumni event in Hong Kong. The event took place at The Foreign Correspondents' Club, on Wednesday 11 May 2016.

13th May 2016 | news