University of Bath - You've got to hand it to them

October 21, 2010

A study of the fingers of students on a computer science course has led to the conclusion that technophobia could be linked to hormone levels experienced in the womb. Scientists at the University of Bath measured the ring and index fingers of 150 people studying the subject and found the "digit ratio" was related to grades obtained in programming assignments. A relatively longer ring finger indicates higher exposure to prenatal testosterone. The research suggests that lower exposure to prenatal testosterone is linked to general "anxiety sensitivity".

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