"b," "l" and "x"
Sargur Srihari, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University at Buffalo in New York, has determined that there are significant differences in handwriting between those under 24 (top) and those over 45 (bottom).
With 82 percent accuracy, Srihari's computer program can determine which group a writer belongs to based on how they form the characters b, d, h, l, v, or x.
To see which school of cursive you are closer to, swiftly write down the following words (case sensitive) on a piece of paper before reading the rest of this gallery:
Text by Candace Lombardi, staff writer, CNET News.com
April 19, 2007 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Sargur Srihari
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