Associations Between Neuropsychophysiological and Dermatoglyphic Indicators in the Assessment of Human Health

Nadezhda N. Medvedeva, Andrey V. Shulmin, Valerian G. Nikolaev, Svetlana N. Derevtsova, Lyudmila V. Sindeeva, Aleksandr A. Romanenko, Marina M. Petrova, Kirill A. Gazenkampf, Natalia A. Shnayder

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2019;9(1):48-51.
DOI: 10.21103/Article9(1)_OA9
Originally published March 15, 2019


The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between psycho-physiological markers of human health and dermatoglyphic indicators in young people. 
Materials and Methods: The study included 920 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 21 years. All volunteers underwent the following examinations: EEG, an assessment of the anxiety level according to the BAI, and dermatoglyphic scanning.
Results: According to the data obtained, there was a statistically significant strong negative correlation between the stress load indicator and dermatoglyphic data, such as the summary delta index (DI) and summary ridge count. A strong positive correlation was found between the percentage of whorls and stress (r=0.88). The predominant increase in anxiety is characteristic of persons with total ridge count (TRC) on the thumb of the right hand in the range from 19 to 23.
Conclusion: Results demonstrate the interrelationships (association) between psycho-physiological (anxiety level, stress load indicator) and dermatoglyphic markers (DI, TRC and whorl pattern type) in young healthy people.

anxiety • electroencephalography • young people • dermatoglyphic markers
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Received November 22, 2018.
Accepted January 10, 2019.
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