False ‘missing toe’ sensation(s) [digital agnosia]

Do you ever get an uncanny feeling that one of your toes is missing, despite the fact that they’re all there? You’re not alone. “To the best of our knowledge, the present study is the first to document the [erroneous] experience of a ‘missing toe’ in healthy volunteers.” “Nineteen young adult participants underwent tactile stimulation […]

Further finger news from Prof. Manning: Gender Inequality across nations

Still more finger-ratio insights from Professor John T. Manning, the father of finger-length studies. He has a new study: “Digit ratio (2D:4D) and gender inequalities across nations,” John T. Manning, Bernhard Fink, Robert Trivers, Evolutionary Psychology, 12(4), 2014, 757-768. The authors write: “Gender inequality varies across nations, where such inequality is defined as the disproportionate representation […]

Finger-Lengths Pointing at Academic Performance, They Say

A further advance in the campaign to find meaning and importance in a person’s relative finger lengths: “2D:4D Asymmetry and Gender Differences in Academic Performance,” John V.C. Nye, Gregory Androuschak, Desirée Desierto [pictured here], Garett Jones, Maria Yudkevich, PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e46319 “We provide the first evidence of a non-linear, quadratic, relationship between 2D:4D [the relative […]

Finger lengths as a key to desirability in romantic couples

Human nature can seem complicated, but maybe it’s simpler to look at the relative lengths of a person’s fingers. Here’s yet another study that demonstrates the power of this approach: “Sociosexual Orientation and 2D:4D Ratios in Women: Relationship to Men’s Desirability Ratings as a Long-Term Pair Bond,” Tara L. DeLecce, John P. Polheber, Robert L. Matchock […]

Relative Finger Length and Age at First Marriage in Semi-Nomadic People

Here’s further evidence that Relative Finger Length sheds light on practically everything: “The Second to Fourth Digit Ratio and Age at First Marriage in Semi-Nomadic People from Namibia,” Piotr Sorokowski, Agnieszka Sorokowska, Dariusz Danel, Mara L. Mberira and Leszek Pokrywka, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Volume 41, Number 3, 2012, pp. 703-710.

Huh? Finger-length Ratios & Military Branches & Celebrity Worship

Which person goes into which branch of the military? The answer is related to the relative lengths of each person’s fingers, suggests this study by a researcher named Huh: “Born to be a Marine: Digit ratios and military service,” HaengRyang Huh, Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 53, Issue 3, August 2012, Pages 166–168. The author, […]