César Baldaccini presents an ode to the thumb: le pouce.

César Baldaccini presents an ode to the thumb: le pouce.

César Baldaccini presents an ode to: ‘the thumb’ [le pouce]:

“The hand without a thumb is at worst nothing but an animated fish-slice, and at best a pair of forcepts whose points don’t meet properly.

Whithout the thumb the hand is put back 60 million years in evolutionary terms to a stage when the thumb hand no independent movement and was just another digit.”

Quote by: John Napier

In the summer of 2008 one hundred works of the French sculptor César Baldaccini were exhibited from early July till the end of october at ‘la Fondation Cartier’ for Contemporary Art, featured by Jean Nouvel, architect of the building and friend of the famous artist.

The visitors were able to discover many of César’s famous thumbs, made by the artist with various materials including: bronze, Baccarat crystal, stainless steel, aluminum and pink marble.

The thumb (le pouce) by César Baldaccini presented at 'la Fondation Cartier' in Paris (2008).

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The Alien Hand Syndrome.

The Alien Hand Syndrome.

The Alien Hand Syndrome – scary stories about hands & brain damage

The Halloween season is known as THE time for psycho-thriller and horror movies. Maybe, fans of such movies should consider delving into some medical literature to get the best scary stories. The “Alien Hand Syndrome” is always featured with such stories.

People who have the Alien Hand Syndrome have basically no voluntary control over one of their hands.

THE ALIEN HAND SYNDROME & BRAIN DAMAGE

Although this phenomenon is not particularly hazardous to the patients’ health, it does cause a lot mental frustration. Some patients even go as far as associating a different personality, and sometimes even a different name, with the hand: like they are having a bionic hand out of control. The seemingly supernatural disorder is caused by a few broken connections in the brain. Brain damage can be caused by a variety of factors including accidents, strokes, and brain hemorrhages. One of the causes of alien hand syndrome is damage to the corpus callosum of the brain. The corpus callosum connects the two halves of the brain and helps the two halves communicate with one another. Damage to the posterior regions (backside) of the brain show yet another set of symptoms. The alien hands in such cases tend to stray away from anything in the environment and show uncoordinated movements.

As of now, there isn’t any treatment for this disorder, but in many cases, the symptoms seem to diminish if the alien hand is kept occupied with some task. For patients with the obsessive grasping disorder, if the hand is made to hold an object like a cane at all times, it no longer attempts to grasp other objects. However, patients still have to cope with the perpetual loss of one hand as the alien hand cannot be used to perform any meaningful tasks.

In the “Alien Hand Syndrome” is the brain not always in control over the hands:

In the Alien Hand Syndrome is the brain not always in control over the hands.

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Richard Unger presents LIFEPRINTS.

Richard Unger presents: LIFEPRINTS.

Richard Unger’s “LIFEPRINTS” – a successfull Hand Analysis book:

In 2007 US Hand Analyst Richard Unger (from Tiburon, California) presented his first book: “LifePrints – Deciphering Your Life Purpose from Your Fingerprints”.

Only 2 years later the book is available in English, German, Russian & now also available in Korean language!

Richard Unger spent more than 25 years of research & experience in the fields of Hand Analysis – resulting in: ‘LifePrints’. Richard Unger is a world’s leading authority on Hand Analysis. LifePrints consists of a booklet that specifically addresses your strengths, challenges and life goals. It offers you inspiring information about your best life.

In ‘LifePrints’, hand analyst Richard Unger presents a groundbreaking combination of fingerprints & self-discovery based on research and fingerprint statistics for more than fifty thousand hands.

Richard Unger showing his book:

Hand Analyst Richard Unger presents his book: 'LifePrints'.

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Lima
Sara Ballon - Palmist from Lima, Peru
Sara
Ballon

Palmist Sara Ballon reads hands in Lima (Peru)

Expertises:
Palmistry (Quiromancia Intuitiva).

FULL PROFILE:
Quiromante Sara Ballon

Palmist Sara Ballon presents 'Intuitive Palmistry'.

You can read a bit more about Sara Ballon’s palmistry work (quiromancia intuitiva) in Peru at Sara Ballon – Quiromante (in Spanish language):

Another expertise of Sara Ballon – a.k.a. Sara Sara – is bioenergetica & other alternative therapies.

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Five things about hands, fingers & digit ratio.

Five things about: hands, fingers & digit ratio.

What your five fingers reveal about: human evolution, sports, social behavior, disease & your sex-life:

In 2008 Professor John Manning at the University of Swansea presented the book “The Finger Book”. The book explains how the ratio of the index finger and ring finger is related to various aspects life. Let’s take a look at his major findings + developments in the ‘finger research’ – including an update from 2009!

WHAT FINGERS REVEAL ABOUT HUMAN EVOLUTION:

The human thumb is known as a ‘marker’ for the evolution of human kind; however our relative long index finger – compared to the ring finger – is a likewise example. In the chimpanzee and gorilla, this hand feature is different: they always have longer ring fingers and a short index finger.

THE LONG RING FINGER & SPORTS:

Exceptional performances in sports are being linked to the amount of male hormones that people absorb before birth while they stay in the womb. The ‘digit ratio’ has frequently been used to predict performances in various sports leagues. In this perspective another interesting research was presented in 2009:

Research from the university of Cambridge points out that financial traders with the lowest ‘2D:4D digit ratios’ have earned 11 times more money than stock traders with a relatively high finger ratio – see the picture below.

Earnings of stock traders at the London Stock Exchange appear to be related to their finger length.

THE LONG INDEX FINGER & SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Interestingly, especially among children a short index finger may indicate a lack of empathic ability. In general: the longer the index finger, the more people are inclined to learn social behavior and to develop strong empathy for the feelings of others and yourself.

CROSS-CONTAMINATION

There is growing statistical evidence that our finger ratios are a reliable predictor of our receptiveness to diseases. However, in real life the findings have not yet shown to have a significant impact.

YOUR FINGERS & YOUR SEX-LIFE

Men with long ring fingers, consider themselves as attractive. Studies show that women in the general rule agree and confirm the judgements of these men. Surprisingly, a likewise result has been found in women.

The distribution of finger length ratios.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE + MORE:
5 Things about your fingers – about: evolution, sports, social behavior, disease & your sex-life!
How index finger vs. ring finger ratio relates to financial success of London stock traders
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News about finger length & the 2D:4D digit ratio
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Scientific Hand Reading & Handshake Knowledge.

Scientific Hand Reading & Handshake Knowledge.

Irma de NaGy presents: ‘Handshake Knowledge’ & Scientific Hand Reading:

In 2008 Xlibris presented two books of Irma de NaGy, who was a student of the famous US. palmist William G. Benham.

Irma De Nagy’s books ‘Scientific Hand Reading’ & ‘Handshake Knowlegde’ provides more insight about the fascinating modern science hand reading & the basic principles of palmistry.

With over 1900 illustrations to help facilitate the reading of hands, ‘Scientific Hand Reading’ makes it easy for anyone to learn the basics of reading hands.

In 1952, Hungarian hand reader Irma de NaGy graduated from palmist Dr. William G. Benham’s New York Institute for Vocational Guidance, which covered the scientific study of human hands. Benham is the author of the so-called ‘bible of palmistry’: The Benham Book of Palmistry.

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