It is an inborn intelligence assessment system incorporating multiple intelligences. The system is based on research data from scientists and medical experts in Genetics, Embryology, Dermatoglyphics, Neuroscience and Pediatric-Psychology.
Dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of fingerprints. It comes from two ancient greek words “derma” means skin and “glyph” means carve. The Human’s Fingerprints & Neocortex develop simultaneously from the 13th week to 21th week in the mother’s womb. Fingerprints will never change in our lifetime. Hence everyone is unique and special. No two persons in the world have the same fingerprint and gene. Fingerprints are our genetic traits exposed outside our body. Fingerprint is an external display of gene and brain structure.
History of Dermatoglyphics
- An Italian person named Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694) was the first one to Study fingerprints scientifically.
- Gouard Bidloo wrote the First book with detailed drawings of fingerprints in Year 1685.
- As early in 1832, a Famous Surgeon of England named Charles Bell had started his study on this subject and discovered neurological link between hands and brain.
- In 1893, Sir Francis Galton was one of the earliest to look into the relationship between skin grains and genes. He established the theory of the everlasting and personality of finger prints which had been used since then.
- The father of Dermatoglyphics, Harold Cummins (M.D.) established the “Theory of Dermatoglyphics” in 1926. Excellent grain identification tools were developed and used in research of different races, identification, genes and so on.
- In 1936, Harold Cummins, M.D., presented his research of the special grain character of down patients in medical journal.
- Walker is the first one to confirm the significance of DOWN. According to this significance, one can easily distinguish 70% of the DOWN patients. This significance is still under used by the pediatricians.
Dr. Harold Cummins
Dr. Howard Gardner
Sir Francis Galton
Development of Dermatoglyphics
1823 John E. Purkinji – Professor of Anatomy at the University of Breslau published his thesis researching of fingerprint patterns classification, consisting of nine print categories.
1892 Sir Francis Galton – A British Anthropologist cousin of Charles Darwin, he published his first landmark publication “ Finger Prints”, scientifically establishing the individuality and permanence of fingerprints. The book included the first practical classification system of fingerprint identification system of fingerprint identification, responsible for basic nomenclature ( arch, loop, whorl), opening up the door to anthropology.
1920 Elizabeth Wilson – Started analyzing the status of grain scientifically in the University of Columbia by using statistics to check the difference between people with Schizophrenia, low intelligence and normal people.
1926 Harold Cummins, M.D. aka. Father of Dermatoglyphics – Studied all aspects of fingerprint analysis, from anthropology to genetics to embryology. He established the Theory of Dermatoglyphics in 1926 after researching on existing research with other scientist, standardizing the definition of Dermatoglyphics which is commonly used today. Dermatoglyphics officially became a professional knowledge in the field of research.
1930 Society for the Study of Physiological Patterns – Started the study of the five types of fingerprints & fingerprints & their unique personality traits ( SSPP physiology society).
1944 Dr. Jullus Spier – Published The Hands of Children, analyses Children’s psychological personality development using the Dermatoglyphics method.
1950 Dr. Penfield – Canadian brain surgeon professor points out that there is a close link and relationship between fingerprints and the brain.
1958 Noel Janquin – Researched and found that each fingerprint corresponds to each type of personality.
1968 Sarah Holt – Whose on work ‘ The Genetics of Dermal Ridges’ published in 1968 , summarizes her research in of dermatoglyphics patterns of both the fingers and the palm in various people, both normal and congenitally afflicted.
1970s USSR – In Russia, it was used to find talented sportsmen for Olympic games
1980’s China – Carried out researching work of human potential, intelligence and talents in dermatoglyphics and human genome perspective.
1985 Dr.Chen Yi Mou, Ph.d. of Havard University Research Dermatoglyphics – Based on Multiple Intelligence theory of Dr. Howard Gardner. First apply dermatoglyphics to educational fields and brain physiology.
1987-1993 Fitzherbert – The significant figure for the scholastic research for skin grains, Fitzherbert published over 300 thesis on the relationship of Dermatoglyphics, Anthropology, Anatomy and Medical.
2000’s Dr. Stowens, Chief of Pathology at St. Suke’s hospital in New York – Claims to be able to diagnose schizophrenia and leukemia with up to 90% accuracy. In Germany, Dr. Allexande Rodewald reports that he can pinpoint many congenital abnormalities with 90% accuracy.
2004 IBMBS-International Behavioral & Medical Biometrics Society – Over 7000 reports and thesis published. Now a days the U.S., Japan or China, Taiwan apply dermatoglyphics to educational fields, expecting to improve teaching qualities and raising learning efficiency by knowing various learning styles.
2011 Brainmark Dermatogpyphics introduces MIDAT – Brain Vizion initiates MIDAT in india. MIDAT is an amalgam of cutting edge technology and development of database in educational sciences. It shall certainly act as a catalyst to shape and ignite the genius and innovative minds of india.
- Identify innate talents & weaknesses.
- Understand natural character traits & personality.
- Come to know way of learning and understanding.
- Understand & develop effective way of personal development.
- Guide us to choose best suitable work or career.
Schools & Pre Schools -
- Divide the students into different sections as per his learning mode-Visual, Auditory & kinesthetic.
- Teach their pupils according to their abilities.
- Elevate the quality of education & image of the school.
- Build up a good reputation among education institutions.
- Put right talent at the right place.
- Pre employment screening – find the suitable candidates.
- Discover employees potentials, efficiency & skill.
- By doing all this, gaining huge financial advantage.
- To give parents an insight into their child and to groom them effectively
- To enable parents to focus on their child’s strength and to eliminate the "guessing game” on their talent
- To understand and develop an effective way to interact with your child based on their inborn communication style
- To lessen misunderstanding of parents about their children by knowing their inborn character.
Concept of Multiple Intelligence
In 1983, Dr. Howard Gardner shared the concept of multiple Intelligence through his book “Frames of Mind” Dr. Gardner proposed eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults. Proportionate distribution and value of each intelligence will be different for every individual.
Ability to produce and appreciate music.
Ability to perceive the visual
Ability to relate and understand self
Ability to relate to nature.
Ability to relate and understand others
Ability to control body movements & handle objects skillfully.
Ability of reasoning and logic
Ability to use words and languages.
According to Gardner (1999), intelligence is much more than IQ because a high IQ in the absence of productivity does not equate to intelligence. In terms of his definition (1983) “ Intelligence is a bio-psychological potential to process information that are of value in a culture”.
Gardner claimed that the eight intelligences rarely operate independently. They are used at the same time and tend to complement each other as people develop skill or solve problems. According to Gardner, our schools as well as the society focus most of its attention on linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence. Gardner emphasizes that we should also place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in the other intelligences: the artists, architects, musicians, designers, dancers and others who enrich the world in which we live.
The theory of multiple intelligences also has strong implications for adult learning and development. Many adults find themselves in jobs that do not make optimal use of their most highly developed intelligences. For example, the highly bodily-kinesthetic individual who is stuck in a linguistic or logical desk-job when he or she would be much happier in a job where they could move around, such as a recreational leader, a forest ranger. The theory of multiple intelligences gives adults a whole new way to look at their lives, examining potentials that they left behind in their childhood ( such as a love for art or drama) but now have the opportunity to develop through courses, hobbies or other program of self-development. Howard Gardner’s work around multiple intelligences has had a profound impact on thinking and practice in education. His theory has wide implications in the field of teaching and learning.