Dermatoglyphics (Derma = Skin, Glyph = Carving)

Dermatoglyphics is the science of reading fingerprints, and it is employed the world over by police forces and security systems.  Categorising and recognising different prints is achieved by identifying specific patterns, normally on the fingertips, but dermal ridges are also present on palms, feet and even the tails of some primates.

Dermal-ridges are unique to every individual and their patterns are most likely reflections of natural patterns occurring somewhere within your DNA.  Fingerprint traits are passed down through generations (through your DNA), and indeed before DNA testing fingerprints have been used to chart the movements of ethnic groups around the world.  

With the dawn of genetic testing fingerprints have been largely forgotten as science now prefers the more quantifiable attributes of DNA.  However it remains an area which draws attention from those enthralled by the idea of seeing some reflection of their genetic code on there hands.  In essence our fingerprints are an easily accessible window into our DNA which is easily visible, either with the naked eye, or through the use of fingerprinting techniques.

Up to 70% of our DNA (containing some 2700 genes) is devoted to determining the design of our brain.  Although the final brain is the result of competing genetic and epigenetic or environmental factors, the gross information regarding our brain is largely (if not completely) determined by these genes.  The younger you are, the more closely your brain will conform to its pre-determined genetic plan.


External factors such as sensory deprivation have a large impact upon the size and development of the brain.  However in the absence of such trauma's the brain will largely develop in a relatively uniform way.  As we get older parts of the brain we do not exercise will shrink, and other parts may grow, ultimately creating an organ which is more complex than the initial DNA blueprint.  Other lifestyle factors such as exercise (now known to promote neuro-genesis), and smoking (known to negatively affect the brain) have equally important roles in determining brain development.

Despite this our fingerprints have been shown to hold enough information to help some doctors predict the likelihood of someone developing hereditary diseases through traits visible within fingerprints.  Many common types of special needs (such as autism) also result in specific markers being displayed in fingerprints.

Fingerprints have suffered greatly as the advent of genetic and blood tests have caused researches to look elsewhere for answers.  The field of dermatoglyphic profiling is largely unknown or forgotten, and negatively associated with practises such as palmistry 

We use a system patented by a Taiwanese professor to determine some key mental traits which are strongly determined by genetic factors and unlikely to (in general) be greatly influenced by external factors.  The professor Ruei Bin, LIN also known as Jui Pin, LIN was born in 1967 and has dedicated his life to the research of dermatoglyphics and its implications for determining peoples potential.  He has analysed over 2 million fingerprints and used his analysis of the results to reliable determine peoples key mental attributes based on his findings.