Hands event at 'Welcome Collection' (Nov 26, London)

Later today (November 26) the ‘Welcome Collection’ in London presents a ‘Hands’ event where you can get a palm reading! Imagine… how would your life look like without your hands? We sense, create and communicate with our hands. A social event for the incurably curious and celebrate these vital parts of our bodies across four floors of Wellcome Collection!!

From medicine to mesmerism, magic to mannerisms, visitors will find out about the curious history of digits, palms, fingers and thumbs, and put their own to use, as we celebrate the organs that shape the world around us. We will have scientists, artists, palmists and magicians at hand for discussions, performances and, of course, hands-on activities, all designed to make us look afresh at our body. ‘Manipulate’, ‘manoeuvre’ and ‘manufacture’ are all words deriving from the Latin word ‘manus’, meaning hand. These creative appendages allow us to make, touch and feel, but they also hold mystical and cultural significance. For one night only, visitors can explore a digital age that goes back millennia. 

INCLUDING: 

• Revel in the mystery of hands with palmistry and neuroscience illusions.
• Try out some nail art.
• Get dexterous with games and computers from different ages – and paper, scissors, stone.
• Enjoy an installation produced by young people from HCA, Coram’s Fields, KCBNA and artist Elaine Duigenan.
• Try out some surgeon’s tools, and see how steady your hands are.
• Explore the wonders of handwriting in the Wellcome Library, and meet a palaeographer and a graphologist.
• Play a piano and see your digits up close.
• Enjoy the physical theatre performance of The Articulate Hand with Andrew Dawson. Performances start at 20.00 and 21.45. Tickets are available on the night of the event only.
• Hear from evolution expert Christophe Soligo on the difference between the hands of apes and humans. Tickets are available on the night of the event only.
Chris McManus will uncover the science of left and right handedness. Tickets are available on the night of the event only.

LOCATION: 183 Euston Road, London (nov 26, 19:00 – 23:00) 

It’s a FREE event, so anyone can drop in anytime!!

A discussion about more details of this ‘hands’ event is available at the Modern Hand Reading Forum.

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Health is in your hands - swine flu prevention is a matter of hand hygiene.

Your health is in your hands! With the rise of the swine flu pandemic, palmists & palm readers should be very aware of their hand hygiene. Reading the ’10 commandments for hand hygiene’ could be very helpful:

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS FOR ‘HAND HYGIENE’!

– 1 –
“Wash your hands regularly with soap and water,
do not forget to scrub between your fingers
and the back of your hands!”

– 2 –
“Use paper wipes for drying your hands,
no warm air dryers!”

– 3 –
“Do not touch food before washing your hands!”

– 4 –
“When sneezing use a tissue,
and throw the tissue away
quickly and carefully!”

– 5 –
“When coughing use a tissue, not your hands!”

– 6 –
“Do not put your fingers in your mouth,
do not bite your fingernails!”

– 7 –
“Do not shake hands, and avoid the fist bump!”

– 8 –
“After shaking hands or other skin contact,
wash your hands as soon as possible!”

– 9 –
“Avoid touching objects in public spaces!”

– 10 –
“When using antimicrobial/antiseptic soap,
combine with using hand oil/lotion,
to avoid dry hand injuries!”

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

Swine flu prevention is a matter of ‘hand hygiene’!
A kiss is healthier than a handshake!
Your health is in your hands!
More swine flu prevention: the 10 commandments for hand hygiene!
warning: why hand sanitizers may increase risk of swine flu exposure!
How to stop the swine flu? No handshaking, try Barack Obama’s fist bump!

Hand germs palm reading: 'what germs are on your hand?'.

New research on the old saying: 'cold hands, warm heart'.

New research on the old saying:

Cold hands, warm heart? – New research on the effect of poor circulation in fingers, Raynaud’s disease!

New research indicates that the old saying ‘cold hands, warm heart’ is often not true at all! About the effect of having cold hands on social perceptions, and chronic cold hands are an indicator for Raynaud disease.

Recently US researchers from the University of Colorado & Yale University presented their research results of two studies on how hand temperature affects the social perceptions. The researchers found that holding warm objects may actually make people view others more favorably (in terms of ‘social warmth’), and having warm hands may also make people more generous.

The research results implicate that hand temperature is definitely another interesting aspect to be considered in a palmistry- or hand reading! The basic characteristic of Raynaud’s syndrome is: painful chronic cold fingers.

Professor John A. Bargh (Yale University) says:

“It appears that the effect of physical temperature is not just on how we see others, it affects our own behavior as well. Physical warmth can make us see others as warmer people, but also cause us to be warmer – more generous and trusting – as well.”

Read the full article + related resources:

‘Cold hands, warm heart’ – is the old saying true?
About poor circulation in the fingers & Raynaud’s disease
Orthopaedic hand news

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
News about your hands – wordpress blog
News about finger length & the 2D:4D digit ratio
Hand reading: the international network

Fingerprints provide finger grip + a touch-filter.

Fingerprints provide finger-grip + a touch-filter.

The function of fingerprints: ‘finger grip’ + ‘touch filter’:

Many palmists & hand analysts including the fingerprints in a hand reading. But what is the basic function of our fingerprints really?

Researchers from Paris (France) have recently presented new evidence that your fingerprints not only provide ‘finger-grip’, but the ridges also function as a filter for the human touch!

The word ‘fingerprints’ refers to the impressions made by the skin ridges on the fingers & thumbs – by the way: palms can leave the same impressions: ‘palmprints‘.

The major function of these skin ridges is to provide ‘friction’, or ‘traction’, when we grasp objects in daily life. And as a consequence because of the presence of skin ridges on our fingers & palms, objects held in our hands do not slip through our fingers.

For many years scientists believed that the fingerprints (skin ridges) have a second function: the enhancement of our sense of touch. But untill recentely there was hardly any hard evidence for this assumption. But times have changed since january 2009: French physicists at the ‘École Normale Supérieure‘ in Paris have presented new research. They found that the skin ridges (fingerprints) also amplify / filter vibrations triggered when our fingertips brush across an uneven surface. These processes help transmiting the signals of ‘touch’ to deeply embedded nerves involved in fine texture perception.

Some facts reported by the French fingerprint research:

• The researchers report that certain vibrations from the patterned fingertip are 100 times stronger than those from the smooth fingertip.

• The distinctiveness of fingerprint patterns from one person to the next does NOT(!) seem to have an effect on filtering capabilities – so regarding the sensitivity for ‘finger-touch’ it hardly makes any difference what type of fingerprints you have!

• The research was done with an ‘artificial fingertip’ – the first ever presented in the world!

Fingertips & fingerprints.

READ FURTHER ABOUT RELATED FINGERPRINT TOPICS:
Fingerprints provide ‘finger-grip’ + a ‘touch-filter’
News about fingers & fingerprints
The history of fingerprints & dermatoglyphics
How the pinky finger relates to autism
Articles about What your finger length may reveal

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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    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:
    Barack Obama: the hand of power
    Palmist Gary Markwick about Barack Obama’s hands
    Barack Obama is the 7th left handed US president! – TIP!!!
    About Barack Obama’s sporty hand greeting with his wife



    Austin
    Kianna Smith - Hand Analyst from Austin
    Kianna
    Smith

    Hand Analyst Kianna Smith reads hands in Austin, Texas (USA)

    Expertises:
    Master Teacher and Master Hand Analyst in IIHA Hand Analysis: lifeprints

    FULL PROFILE:
    Hand Analyst Kianna Smith

    Destiny at your fingertips

    Kianna Smith writes on her website www.insightwithkianna.com about Hand Analysis:

    The HAND ANALYST examines:

  • The overall shape of the palm and fingers to determine basic temperament.
  • The thumb, to see how you get things done within your environment and control.
  • The twelve segments of the fingers on each hand, to determine personality strengths and weaknesses.
  • The palm lines, to determine what type of emotional system you have, how you think, talents and hidden motivations.
  • The fingertips, to determine your life purpose and life lessons.


  • Toronto
    Marion Gale - Hand Reading
    Marion
    Gale

    Hand reader Marion Gale reads hands in Toronto (Canada)

    Expertises:
    Compatibility hand reading with ‘The Love Deck’.

    FULL PROFILE:
    Hand Reader Marion Gale

    Read his hands, know his heart

    Marion Gale presents on her website an interesting collection of famous hands and sample readings. She writes on readmyhands.com, her website:

    READING HANDS GIVES YOU THE EDGE

    Reading hands can change the way your look at yourself, as well as those you love.
    Your hands can be a guide to the profession you’re suited for and also for who you’re compatible with when it comes to relationships. From the shape and length of your hand and fingers, as well as the skin ridge patterns, you can discern your talents, character and your romantic nature.”