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:
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Stowe
Janet Savage - Hand analyst from Stowe, Vermont
Janet
Savage

Hand analyst Janet Savage reads hands in the New England Area (Stowe, Vermont)

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

FULL PROFILE:
Hand analyst Janet Savage

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:
* Richard Unger presents: ‘Life Prints’
* Ronelle Coburn presents: ‘Destiny at your fingertips’
* Hand analysis & Palm reading books

Palmistry & fingerprints.

Palmistry & Fingerprints

Identical fingerprints?

The fingerprints of identical twins have been the subject of many fingerprint studies. The short version of this answer is descibed at Examiner.com (see below).

FULL ARTICLE:
Do identical twins have identical fingerprints?

Straighdope.com says:

“Identical twins have fingerprints that can be readily distinguished on close examination. However, the prints do have striking similarities. In fact, before the arrival of modern genetic testing, similarity of fingerprints was often used to determine whether twins were identical- or fraternal twins.”

The most popular set of names for twins in 2007 was: ‘Jacob and Joshua’.

READ FURTHER ABOUT THE FINGERPRINTS OF THE HAND:
BOOK: ‘Destiny at your fingertips’
NEW SCIENTIST: ‘Twin fingerprints’
The latest fingerprint news

Fingerprints & accurate identity



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.