Diet & Nutrition

What your fingers say about you

Whether you’re more likely to be anxious or athletic all lies within the comparative length of your index and ring fingers.

Gone are the days of measuring your athletic ability by performance on a field or in the pool; new research released by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology indicates that your bound for sporting supremacy if your index finger is shorter than your ring finger.
Not only that, but this study suggests that you are more prone to having ADHD and Tourette’s syndrome.
Oh, but don’t worry, because you’ll be great at following directions…
Then, conversely, if your ring finger is longer than your index finger, you’re more likely to become anxious or depressed, although, you’ll be good at remembering lists of words when communicated to you verbally.
Medical doctor and researcher at the university’s National Competence Service for Funcitonal MRI Carl Pintzka says the association between finger length and how the brain works comes down to how much testosterone a baby is exposed to in the womb.
This is why he wanted to test this theory on adults: to see what the finger-length-testosterone-level connection said about someone’s cognitive behaviours.
He measured the finger length of 42 women, before giving half of this group testosterone and the other half a placebo.
The result? Aside from the fact that more definitive conclusions clearly need to be drawn, Dr Pitzka believes that there is, indeed, a direct connection between the brain and the length of your fingers.
However, Dr Pitzka's research doesn't stand alone in this subject area; three years ago, scientists from the University of Alberta in the U.S. were able to identify the rush of testosterone in yet-to-be-born baby boys, and associate this with various behavioural qualities.
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