The hands of Albert Einstein.

The hands of Albert Einstein.

The hands of Albert Einstein:

What do the hands of Albert Einstein reveal about his IQ, his suspected autism & his presumed left-handedness?’ The handprints were made in 1930 by Marianne Raschig, a palmist from Germany, who published the hands in her book Hand und Persönlichkeit.

Let’s take a look at these very interesting high-quality handprints of Alber Einstein.

EINSTEIN & HIS HIGH IQ

Obviously there is little doubt that Albert Einstein had a high IQ – for Einstein has become a classic example of ‘genius’. Nevertheless, it is very hard to describe how high Einstein’s IQ really was. 160? 190? He’s IQ is unknown, and we’ll probably never know how high Einstein’s IQ really was.

What do Albert Einstein’s hands reveal about his IQ? In general, few researchers & palmists believe that high IQ can be recognized by certain hand features. Chirologist Arnold Holtzman described a few years ago that Einstein’s very short fingers (especially in his right hand – see the picture below) are related to Einstein’s genius. Holtzman writes in his book Psychodiagnostic Chirology (page 81) about short fingers: ‘individual intuitive faculties’ and ‘a cognitive style where invention expands’. Nevertheless, so far there appears to be no scientific evidence for relating Einstein’s short fingers to his high IQ.

EINSTEIN & HIS SUSPECTED AUTISM

UK researchers have said that they believe that Einstein was likely an example of Asperger syndrome (the high functioning variant of autism).

What do Albert Einstein’s hands reveal about his suspect autism? The past few decades of scientific research indicate that a ‘low 2D:4D finger ratio’ could be one of the most significant hand features related to autism. And the high quality handprints of Einstein’s hands show that Einstein had a ‘digit ratio’ of about 0.93 – just below threshold which is often seen in the hands of people who have autism or Aspergers syndrome: digit ratio = 0.94 or lower. Confirming evidence for the UK researchers who believe that Einstein had autism.

EINSTEIN & HIS PRESUMMED LEFT-HANDEDNESS

Albert Einstein was a famous ‘lefty’. He wrote with his right hand, however many believe that Einstein was a lefty who was forced to write with his right hand. Einstein is known for using his left hand a lot (for example: he smoked his pipe often with his left hand).

What do Albert Einstein’s hands reveal about his presumed left handedness? A comparison between the finger length of the right hand and the left hand reveals that the fingers of Albert Einstein’s left hand are rather remarkable longer. The biggest R-L difference can be observed in the middle finger: see the picture below. Dutch research on left handedness has indicated that when the longer fingers on the left hand are often observed in left handed people.

The handprints of Albert Einstein.

READ FURTHER ABOUT RELATED HAND TOPICS:
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How the pinky finger relates to autism
Famous finger length & digit ratio reports

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Stephen Millane - Hand analyst from Melbourne, Australia
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Millane

Palmist Stephen Millane reads palms in the Melbourne (Victoria, Australia)

Expertises:
Palmistry readings, group readings combined with numerology.

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Authentic palmistry.

Stephen Millane presents his palmistry work at Authentic Palmistry:

“Based in Melbourne, Australia, I have a background of 30 years in the study and practice of Palmistry and Hand Analysis (including: health, career & character analysis).

I offer personal consultations in Melbourne and attend corporate functions and public events at various spots in Australia.

My key focus in Palmistry is to offer clarity, understanding and practical insights.”

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A curved little finger is often seen in people who have autism or medical syndromes.

A curved little finger is often seen in people who have autism or medical syndromes.

How the ‘pinky’ (little finger) relates to autism:

The presence of small physical defects – such as a curved little finger (the ‘pinky’ or ‘pinkie’) – and the occurrence of autism often go together. This is concluded by Ozgen – Dutch researcher at the UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The conclusion is the result of a meta-analysis of seven studies (published in the years: 1975-2005) in which the characteristics of 330 patients and 328 healthy controls are integrated. Ozgen became PhD on November 28, and July (2009) the results of her study are published in the journal ‘Molecular Psychiatry’.

 

Ozgen reports that the most significant physical defects related to autism are: (1) a ‘curved’ pinky finger, (2) toes slightly too far apart, (3) deformed ear lobes, (4) a higher palate, and (5) eyes slightly further apart.

In medical jargon the curved pinky (curved pinkie) is known as: clinodactlyly. Other common problems related to the pinky finger are: polydactyly (an extra pinky), camptodactyly (bent finger) & syndactyly (webbed fingers).

Male with curved little finger in both hands.

How surprizing is this research result on the ‘curved’ little finger really?

Maybe not so surprizing at all! For, in time a curved little finger has been related to up to over 60 medical syndromes, including: Klinefelter XXY syndrome, FAS: fetal alcohol syndrome (16% to 51%), and most common: Down syndrome (35% to 79%).

However, one should also noticed here that the ‘curved’ little finger can be seen in the hands of healthy people as well. Statistics for normal & healthy people reported for the ‘curved’ little finger vary from: 1% to 19.5%.

READ MORE ABOUT THE LITTLE FINGER:

  • Never underestimate your little finger: the ‘pinkie’!
  • Dermatoglyphics of the little finger relate to autism
  • The length of the little finger varies among males & females
  • Palm reading & palmistry books
  • News reports about the index finger & ring finger
  • Hand problems related to the fingers: clinodactyly, syndactyly & polydactyly
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    Janet Savage - Hand analyst from Stowe, Vermont
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    Hand analyst Janet Savage reads hands in the New England Area (Stowe, Vermont)

    Expertises:
    Fingerprints & life-purpose discovery with hand analysis.

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    life purpose hand analysis.

    Janet Savage presents her work at HandTales:

    “Imagine… having a map that can guide you on your path toward a more purposeful, fulfilling life. And imagine someone there with you to help navigate what may seem like a confusing maze as you discover your hidden treasures.”

    “Where is this map? It’s all in your hands!!”

    Books about fingerprints & hand analysis:
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    hand reading of power!.

    Barack Obama: hand reading of power

    Barack Obama will soon get his hands on the most powerful job in the Western world. And those hands might reveal a lot about what Barack Obama will do with the power in his hands. Lori Reid, an expert author in hand reading & palmistry, has examined the hand lines on Barack Obama’s hand palm, as well as the length and width of his fingers – this hand reader believes she has Obama’s personality all worked out.

    Miss Reid says that Mr Obama’s left hand has extraordinarily long fingers and a long palm. “This hand shape fits into a category known as The Water Hand and is a common feature of artists, writers and thinkers”, she says. In the full article – see the first article below – Lori Reid makes 18 comments about Barack Obama’s left hand (Obama is left-handed) – in which she explains how Obama will likely use his power!

    READ FURTHER ABOUT BARACK OBAMA’S HANDS:
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    Palmist Gary Markwick about Barack Obama’s hands
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    Puerto Píritu
    Odette Dumas - Chirologist in Venezuela
    Odette
    Dumas

    Chirologist Odette Dumas reads hands in Venezuela, South America.

    Expertises:
    Chirology & hand reading; author of a chirology book (in French language).

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    Chirology & dermatoglyphics

    Chirologist Odette Dumas has developed a method using colors to illustrate the paths of the dermatoglyphics: see the picture above, taken from the website of one her (former) students: Gerald Gagnon.

    Since 2008 Odette Dumas is living in Puerto Píritu, Venezuela – she used to live in Canada.

    Hand reader Odette Dumas is also the author of chirology book:

  • La main, reflet de soi, reflet de l’infini (1987) – published under the name: Odette Poisson
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    Finger length of London stock traders relates to financial success.

    The finger length of London stock traders relates to financial success.

    Low index finger vs. ring finger ratio relates to financial success

    Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that stock traders with a lower digit ratio of 0.93, on average, earned 10 times more than those with an average ratio of 0.988.

    Traders with a lower digit ratio made an average of 679,680 pounds (or about $1 million U.S.), compared with 61,320 pounds ($90,956 U.S.) by those with a higher ratio, the report said.

    The research, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found that individuals who were exposed to high levels of prenatal testosterone tended to be more profitable traders.

    The British researchers provide the following explanation for their finger length research results:

    Testosterone, a steroid hormone, surges between the 9th and 18th week of gestation, exerting powerful organizing effects on the developing body and brain. According to both animal and human studies, these effects may include increased confidence, risk-preferences and search persistence, as well as heightened vigilance and quickened reaction times.

    The amount of testosterone one was exposed to in the womb can be measured because it leaves traces throughout the adult body. Measures of prenatal androgens are increasingly used by paediatricians to gauge whether a newborn has been exposed to abnormal levels of steroid. The most common measure for behavioural studies is the ratio of the index to ring finger (2D:4D) on the right hand, a relatively longer ring finger – lower 2D:4D – indicating higher prenatal testosterone levels. Males typically have ratios below 1, women above 1.

    As digit ratios have been found to predict performance in competitive sports such as tennis, football, and skiing, the scientists hypothesised that 2D:4D may also influence the risk preferences and physical speed required for what is variously called noise or high-frequency. Traders engaged in high frequency trading look for fleeting price anomalies and hold their trades for minutes, sometimes mere seconds.

    Finger length in London stock traders.

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE & RELATED RESEARCH:
    Index finger & ring finger length related to financial success!
    Lingerie sharpens the financial mind
    More finger length & digit ratio research
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    The simian line is often found in Down syndrome, but also frequently seen in Asian populations.

    The simian line is often found in Down syndrome, but also frequently seen in Asian populations.

    The simian line

    The simian line is a ‘notorious’ hand crease and well-known for it’s significance in Down’s syndrome – more than half of these people have a simian line in 1 or both hands, while only about 1% of healthy populations have a simian line. Nevertheless, this line is also frequently observed in the hands of certain ethnic population – especially in Asians!

    In 1866, R.L. Down discovered in 1906 the relationship between the simian crease and Down’s syndrome. The simian line is also know as: the ‘simian crease’ or ‘single palmar transverse crease’.

    ‘Healthy hands’ with the simian line usually do not have the other stereotypical hand features related related to Down syndrome are missing (examples of other Down syndrome-related hand features are: a short thumb, curved little finger, certain dermatoglyphic patterns in the palm and fingerprints).

    In some (Asian) populations is extraordinary frequently seen, such as: Pygmies: 34.7 %; Gypsies: 14.3 %; Chinese: 13.0 %; Koreans: 11.2 % – more percentages are presented in the full article.

    Deciphering the simian line.

    READ FURTHER ABOUT THE SIMIAN LINE:
    The simian line: a notorious hand crease
    The simian line: merging of mind and heart
    The simian crease, down syndrome & other disorders
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    Fingerprints reveal identity, drugs & lifestyle.

    Fingerprints reveal identity, drugs & lifestyle

    Fingerprints reveal identity, drugs & lifestyle

    In the near future a careless touch might be enough for police or insurance companies to determine your identity, your criminal history and certain medical conditions. This article about fingerprint technology explains the details!

    Drugs aren’t the only chemicals the new tests could detect. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other medical conditions produce specific chemicals also secreted in sweat and oil.

    By tweaking the antibodies on the particles, forensic scientists could test for a variety of medical conditions. This could help police track down a suspect by, say, watching the local kidney dialysis clinic if the suspect has kidney failure.The new fingerprint analysis doesn’t only monitor the body’s internal environment – it also reveals external information. If a person fires a gun or has handled explosive material, trace amounts of those chemicals are left on the hand, which can then be detected if the person leaves a fingerprint.

    Fingerprints.

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