Finger Length Predicts SAT Performance
So after all that time and effort, hundreds of dollars spent on cram sessions, it all boils down to how long my finger is to figure out what my scores on the SAT test.
So fast forward to the future, the next generation of kids to go to college, all they need is to send in their finger measurement for admission. Let home there is a little more than that.
A quick look at the lengths of children’s index and ring fingers can be used to predict how well students will perform on SATs, new research claims.
Kids with longer ring fingers compared to index fingers are likely to have higher math scores than literacy or verbal scores on the college entrance exam, while children with the reverse finger-length ratio are likely to have higher reading and writing, or verbal, scores versus math scores.
The researchers then looked at boys’ and girls’ test performances separately and compared them to finger-length ratio measurements. They found a clear link between high prenatal testosterone exposure, indicated by the longer index finger compared to the ring finger, and higher scores on the math SAT.
Similarly, they found higher literacy SAT scores for the girls among those who had lower prenatal testosterone exposure, as indicated by a shorter ring finger compared with the index finger.
The researchers also compared the finger-lengths ratios to all the children’s SAT scores and found that a relatively longer ring finger-indicating greater prenatal exposure to testosterone-meant a wider gap in scores for math versus literacy.