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Dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of fingerprints. It is derived from the Greek words 'derma' , or skin, and 'glyph', or carving. The term was coined by Dr Harold Cummins.
All primates have ridged skin. It can also be found on the paws of certain mammals, and on the tails of some monkey species. In humans and animals, dermatoglyphs are present on fingers, palms, toes and soles. This helps shed light on a critical period of embryogenesis, between four weeks and five months, when the architecture of the major organ systems is developing.
Dermatoglyphics is the analysis of fingerprints, palm prints and foot prints. Everyone has his/her unique prints, therefore, it can be used in criminal forensic analysis to proof identity. Although everyone is different, but certain patterns can be found in our prints. Skin begins to develop in the embryo in the 13th week, and it is formed in the 19th week. It is closely related to the infant’s brain development. The distribution of prints is considered to represent brain cells’ proportion and distribution in each of the brain lobes.
In the nineteenth century, British eugenicist Sir Francis Galton had collected many human fingerprints and identified various lines of statistical frequency. He was the first person who proposed that there is a connection between human prints and genetics. In the 1930s, U.S. scholars began to use prints to identify whether a newborn has down syndrome and other potential mental illnesses. And now, scholars claim that they understand enough of human prints to judge the potential of human brain.
Currently, human prints can be categorized as one of the three main types (whorls-shaped, arch-shaped, and loop-shaped). These are subdivided into 16 basic types, from which many types of analysis have been derived. Some focus on the analysis of left brain and right brain, while some believe that the print on each finger reflects different abilities. In this analysis, the thumb means action and execution; the index finger means logic and creativity; the middle finger is concerned with limb motor ability and art appreciation; the ring finger controls the power of voice recognition; and the little or 'pinky' finger controls text image discerning.
So, Dermotoglyphics is like a
map that leads one to understand her/his own potential and talents.
Everyone inherits innate intelligence from their parents. If one’s
intelligence gets no opportunity to be inspired and further
developed, there is no way for one to develop a full range of
intelligence of memory, understanding, reasoning, analysis,
integration, and application. By analyzing dermatoglyphy, we can
accurately understand the distribution and amount of cells in the
left and right brain, and predict where the potential lies and what
still needs to be developed. If these strengths and weaknesses are
identified early, we could further develop the strengths and work
on our weakness, so that the left and right brain may grow in a
more balanced way.
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