|Dermatoglyphics refers to
the branch of science in the study of the patterns of skins (dermal)
ridges present on the fingers, toes and the soles of human.
Scientifically it has been proven that no two people can have the
same fingerprints in this world. And once a child is born, his
fingerprints are completely developed and they remain unchanged till
the end of life. Fingerprints start developing when the fetus is
there in mother's womb from 13th weeks of gestation period. This is
the same period when the brain of the fetus also start developing.
So, the development of fingerprints and the development of brain
We all know that our entire body
is controlled by brain. Brain has 2 parts Left Brain and Right
Brain. The Right Part of our body is controlled by Left Brain and
the Left Part of our body is controlled by Right Brain. Medical
experts and scientists thus discovered that the amount of brain
cells distributed in different parts of the brain helps us
understand a person's multiple intelligences as well as his innate
potential capabilities and personality.
Our fingerprints reveal
to us what we need and how we learn, transforming our lives through
a holistic education approaches.
||Why do we have only 5 Fingers in 1 hand?
The way we have 5 fingers in one hand,
similarly each part of our brain (Left & Right) has 5 lobes
named as Pre-frontal Lobe, Frontal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, and
Occipital Lobe & Temporal Lobe. Each finger represents one lobe
of each part of brain.
||Types of Fingerprints & Characteristics
Whorl : Target centric,
Goal oriented, Very aggressive, Stubborn, Independent etc.
: Showy, Talkative, Practical, Absorbing, Passionate, Center of
Attention, Influential etc.
Loop : Peaceful,
Calm, People Oriented, Relationship Oriented, Great Team Player etc.
: May have a mix characteristics, depending upon the
no two identical fingerprints. One's 10 fingers are not the same.
Dermatoglyphics style, striae height, density, quantity and location
of the point are not the same for everyone. No individual has ever
displayed the same fingerprint from another digit even if taken from
the same hand. Invariance
The raised pattern network of lifetime from birth to death
will not change even if it is due to the regeneration of the labor
dermatoglyphics style, quantity and profile shape which is
determined the same later.Hereditary :
to science statistics, immediate family members will be more or less
the same between the striae. Normal human cells have 23 pairs of
chromosomes. If the chromosomes of the tree or structure are
changed, it will cause the corresponding striae mutation. Therefore,
the striae have inherited the mutation.
When the fetus is
in the mother's womb, the life area of the fetus' brain is
developed. From 0-3 years old, the emotional area develops rapidly.
Between 4-8 years old, the thought function/area is developed.
Whereas, between 9-16 years old the mental/spiritual part gradually
matures. Hence, after 17 years, "want" and "do not
want" become the brain's main model of operation.
||Dermatoglyphics Scientific Study
1684 : Dr. Nehemiah Grew
(1641-1712) presented Finger Prints, Palms and Soles An Introduction
To Dermatoglyphics to the Royal Society
: Dr.Bidloo published an anatomical atlas, Anatomia Humani
Corporis, with illustrations showing the human figure both in living
attitudes and as dissected cadavers
Dr. Marcello Malphigi (1628-1694) noted in his treatise; ridges,
spirals and loops in fingerprints
J.C.Mayer was the first to write out basic tenets of fingerprint
analysis and theorized that fingerprints were unique
: Dr. Jan Purkinje classified the papillary lines on the
fingertips into nine types: arch, tented arch, ulna loop, radial
loop, peacock's eye/compound, spiral whorl, elliptical whorl,
circular whorl, and double loop/composite.
: Joannes Evangelista Purkinji found that the patterns on one's
finger tips and the ridges and lines on one's prints begin to form
at around the thirteenth week in the womb.
: Dr. Charles Bell (1774-1842) was one of the first physicians
to combine the scientific study of neuroanatomy with clinical
practice. He published The Hand: Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments
as Evincing Design.
1893 : Dr. Francis
Galton published his book, "Fingerprints", establishing
the individuality and permanence of fingerprints. The book included
the first classification system for fingerprints: Arch, Loop, and
1897 : Harris Hawthorne Wilder was
the first American to study dermatoglyphics. He invented the Main
Line Index, studied thinner hypothenar eminencies, zones II, III,
1926 : Dr. Harold Cummins & Dr.
Charles Midlo coined the term "dermatoglyphics". They
showed that the hand contained significant dermatoglyphic
configurations that would assist the identification of mongolism in
the new-born child.
1936 : Dr. Harold
Cummins & Dr. Charles Midlo also researched the embryo-genesis
of skin ridge patterns and established that the fingerprint patterns
actually develop in the womb and are fully formed by the fourth
1957 : Dr.Walker used the
dermal configurations in the diagnosis of mongolism
: John J. Mulvihill, MD and David W. Smith, MD published The
Genesis of Dermatoglyphics that provides the most up to date version
of how fingerprints form.