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The Seasonal Birth Effect
The time of year you're born has other effects, too.
Key Facts In This Video
If you were born in the summer, research suggests you're more likely to be a smoker or shortsighted. 00:34
Increased exposure to sunlight in women who get pregnant in the summer may raise the likelihood of left-handedness and schizophrenia in their children. 01:22
The seasonal birth effect is only visible when looking at large populations, and no causal links between birth dates and characteristics have yet been found. 02:43
How Your Birth Date Affects Your Personality
Hungarian researchers have found a link between birth month and various mood disorders.
Does Birth Order Affect Your Personality?
Find out if being the oldest or the youngest child means something about who you are.
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