Information available on palmistry

Hundred of research papers have been published on hand analysis, finger prints, simian line (single transverse palmar crease), dermatoglyphics (skin carvings), palmar patterns and medical palmistry. Studies have been done in different chromosomal disorder, genetic related disorder in relation of hand analysis. You can find information on palmistry from national libraries of countries, university libraries, PubMed search and national library of medicine.


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Palmists are interested in analysing and sharing information through these websites. These websites are used to discuss, analyse celebrity palms and share new findings or discovery of special markings present on hands or fingers.

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Research on Palmistry:

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Presentations on Palmistry

Deepak Gupta (2009) Digital hand prints: A new approach for medical palmistry.

Research presented at The International Behavioural and Medical Biometrics Society, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


As the world is becoming more and more advanced and digitalized; it has also affected the way palmists are now conducting palmistry. Digital palmistry is the new approach to hand analysis, study of dermatoglyphics and interpretation of the hand. Palmists are able to interpret an individual’s current hand, but we all know that the palm lines and finger markings keep changing according to how a person thinks, their nutrition, lifestyle, environmental and psychological factors. Digital palmistry is able to capture an individual’s palm flawlessly. This allows for comparison in the future and not to mention the capacity to capture fine details of the palm that were previously missed by the ink and stamp process. This is also great for research purposes, data collection and palmists can now accurately document their findings.

Deepak Gupta (2011) A study of fingerprints of identical and non identical twins.

Research presented at The International Behavioural and Medical Biometrics Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Digital technology is used to acquire handprints from identical and non identical twins. The collection of hand prints will be used to conduct biometric research in the future. Handprints from male and female monozygotic twins (MZ) and dizygotic twins (DZ), were used for the study of fingerprint. Fingerprint pattern, shape and size of hands were evaluated very closely for analysis and looking for similarities. It is concluded that fingerprint similarities, including pattern in MZ individuals were significantly higher than those between DZ twins. The ridge counter software was used as a tool to count the ridges and to find the similarities of hand prints. These finger prints are a part of a ‘phenotype’ which means they are determined by the interaction of an individual’s genes and the intrauterine environment.

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