Subtle insights from comparing someone’s finger lengths: Stuttering

There’s yet another demonstration of the subtle insights you can get from comparing the lengths of a person’s second finger and fourth finger. A new finger-comparison study extends the tradition established by the father of finger ratios, Professor John T. Manning: “Prenatal testosterone and stuttering,” Christian Montag [pictured here, wearing a coat], Benjamin Bleek, Svenja Breuer, Holger Prüss, Kirsten […]

Effect of clock ticking on how people answered a quick questionnaire

Some psychologists interpret subtle clues, thus to deepen their understanding of human nature. Here are two examples. “The Clock Is Ticking,” Justin H. Moss and Jon K. Maner [pictured here], Human Nature, epub April 2014. The authors, at Florida State University [Professor Maner has since moved to Northwestern University], explain: The “biological clock” serves as a powerful metaphor that […]

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 […]

Finger Ratios Don’t Always Predict Body Odor

Discoveries continue to pour in about the significance of people’s finger lengths. Recently we wrote about studies concerning finger ratios and number of sex partners, finger ratios and the prediction of who will become a good doctor, finger ratios and the success of financial traders, and many other wonderous things. A new Swiss/French/British study reveals […]