The fingers of Albert Einstein.

The fingers of Albert Einstein.

Albert Einstein has a ‘2D:4D finger ratio’ of 0.93:

In 1930 a German hand reader, Marianne Raschig, has taken the handprints of Albert Einstein (he was born in Germany) and one year later they were presented in her book: ‘Hand und Persönlichkeit’.

Almost 80 years later the ‘2D: 4D digit ratio’ (ratio between the index finger & ring finger) is now measured from the high quality handprints.

Einstein had a ‘2D:4D finger ratio’ of: 0.93

The high quality handprints of Albert Einstein can found in the article:
Handprints: the hands of Albert Einstein

The picture below is also taken from the German book. The results of a detailed measurement procedure (taken by a Dutch psychologist) indicates that the ‘2D:4D digit ratio’ is for both hands: 0.93.

This is especially interesting because researchers at Cambridge and Oxford universities believe Albert Einstein displayed signs of autism (Asperger syndrome). Earlier research on finger length & autism has indicated that a low digit ratio (0.94 or lower) highers the chance for the presence of autism!

Therefore it seems fair to conclude that the fingers of Einstein provide evidence which support the perceptions of the UK researchers who suspect that Albert Einstein had autism!

The handprints of Albert Einstein.

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Your little finger might reveal more: hand gestures, autism & medical syndromes.

Your little finger might reveal more: hand gestures, autism & medical syndromes.

The little finger (your ‘pinky’ or ‘pinkie’) relates to autism:

What do we know about the ‘pinky’ or ‘pinkie’? In the past certain features of the little finger have been related to autism & various medical syndromes. New research from The Netherlands indicates that a ‘curved’ pinky is often found in the hands of people who have autism.

Psychiatry researcher Ozgen from University Medical Center in Utrecht (The Netherlands), presents the details of the research in the journal ‘Molecular Psychiatry’.

“The presence of small physical defects and the occurrence of autism often go together”, says Dutch researcher Ozgen. Some of the physical defects reported are:

  • A ‘curved’ pinky finger (a.k.a. clinodactyly: see the picture below)
  • Toes slightly too far apart;
  • Deformed ear lobes;
  • A higher palate;
  • Eyes slightly further apart.
  • Clinodactyly: a curved little finger.

    These are subtle physical defects without a specific medical significance, and cosmetic surgery is usually not necessary when these body features are present.

    NOTICE: Ozgen noticed in her studies that these physical defects more often occure in patients with autistic disorders, compared to the healthy controls.


    Likely, one can understand the findings of Ozgen a little bit more in perspective of the FINGER RATIO (2D: 4D digit ratio) evidence presented by UK psychologist John T. Manning.

    Manning describes in his first book DIGIT RATIO that autism is frequently featured with a ‘low 2D:4D digit ratio’ [= the ratio between the full length of the index finger (= 2th finger) & the full length of the ring finger (= 4th finger)].


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  • Sexe differences in the length of the little finger
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  • Medical hand analysis: clinodactyly, syndactyly, polydactyly, and other hand abnormalities

    their finger length!

    The index- vs. ring finger ratio relates to the financial success of stock traders

    Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that the financial traders’ success may depend more on their biological traits than on their ability to make rational choices. Rather remarkable: the finger length of the London stock traders appear to be related to the amount of their earnings.

    The researchers report that stock traders with a lower digit ratio (the ratio between the index finger and the ring finger) made an average of 679,680 pounds (or about $1 million U.S.), compared with 61,320 pounds ($90,956 U.S.) by those with a higher ratio, the report said. Those stock traders with a lower digit ratio of 0.93, on average, earned 10 times more than those with an average ratio of 0.988. Men typically have a ratio below 1, indicating their ring fingers are longer, Coates said. Women typically have a ratio of 1 or above.

    Why? The explanation is actually very complex: testosterone, a steroid hormone, surges between the 9th and 18th week of gestation, exerting powerful organizing effects on the developing body and brain. According to both animal and human studies, these effects may include increased confidence, risk-preferences and search persistence, as well as heightened vigilance and quickened reaction times.


    The following research programs describe some research results of related finger length ratio studies:

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  • What they say about men with long ring fingers
  • Finger length & sexual orientation: