My, what a long ring finger you have.

Posted in: science- Sep 09, 2011 Comments Off on My, what a long ring finger you have.

Above: Zhengui Zheng and Martin Cohn say the link between sex hormones and finger proportions help explain several studies dealing with sperm count, musical and sports ability, sexual orientation, autism, depression, heart attack, and breast cancer. (Credit: U. Florida)

The new research provides a genetic explanation for a raft of studies that link finger proportions with traits ranging from sperm counts, aggression, musical ability, sexual orientation, and sports prowess, to health problems such as autism, depression, heart attack and breast cancer, according to Martin Cohn and Zhengui Zheng, developmental biologists at the University of Florida.

So… just saying my ring finger is longer than my index finger, does that mean I’m actually a dude?

Read on! – Sex hormones determine finger length.