Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Finger Length and Test Scores

Kids with longer ring fingers compared to index fingers are likely to have higher math scores than literacy or verbal scores on the college entrance exam, while children with the reverse finger-length ratio are likely to have higher reading and writing, or verbal, scores versus math scores.

Exposure to testosterone in the womb is said to promote development of areas of the brain often associated with spatial and mathematical skills, he said. That hormone makes the ring finger longer. Estrogen exposure does the same for areas of the brain associated with verbal ability and tends to lengthen the index finger relative to the ring finger.

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On my left hand the ring finger is slightly longer than the pointer finger. BUT on my right the pointer finger is a teeny tiny bit longer.
What does that mean??
(Maybe I'm a mutant!)