During the past years DMIT became a popular niche in some Asian countries with the use of smart marketing techniques focused on especially young parents, who are often insecure about their child's future. At some locations e. The objective of this article is to demonstrate the construction of the DMIT concept; also, background info is presented regarding the origins of DMIT, featured with a deeper analysis focused on in specific the DMIT claim regarding 'Musical Intelligence'. Finally, various sources are recommended for further reading. Unfortunately, DMIT can also be recognized to represent a speculative construction that is built on basically four pseudo-scientific hypotheses:. However, there are many arguments which suggest that Gardner's theory is not built on empirical evidence and is actually recognized as an example of pseudoscience; Wikipedia e.
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During the past years DMIT became a popular niche in some Asian countries with the use of smart marketing techniques focused on especially young parents, who are often insecure about their child's future. At some locations e. The objective of this article is to demonstrate the construction of the DMIT concept; also, background info is presented regarding the origins of DMIT, featured with a deeper analysis focused on in specific the DMIT claim regarding 'Musical Intelligence'.
Finally, various sources are recommended for further reading. Unfortunately, DMIT can also be recognized to represent a speculative construction that is built on basically four pseudo-scientific hypotheses:. However, there are many arguments which suggest that Gardner's theory is not built on empirical evidence and is actually recognized as an example of pseudoscience; Wikipedia e.
The theory of multiple intelligences has been conflated with learning styles. It is often cited as an example of pseudoscience because it lacks empirical evidence or fallibility. The concept of the 'left-brain vs.
Sperry's 'split-brain experiments'. Unfortunately, also this theory has a lack of support from brain research and is today known as an unfounded example of pseudo-science; a neuroscientists explains: "The idea that the left side is "logical and analytical" and the right is "intuitive and creative" seems to be natural law.
In fact, it may be the poster child for pseudoscience - something that looks like science but isn't.. Both appear to suggests that since the 's they have been working with the so-called 'finger-brain lobe connection' hypothesis - which suggest each fingers represents a brain lobe at the other side of the body. Unfortunately, this theory can also be recognized to represent example of pseudo-science for various reasons; e. The origins of the 'fingerprint predicts behavior' can be traced to the field of palmistry.
US Palmist Edward D. The illustration below is a compilation of illustrations presented by Encycligent which associates with Professor Lin's work. The following people are often named to represent major contributors regarding the underlying theory of the 'Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligences Test': - Mary Lai from Taiwan: Mind Measurement Education Association - Prof.
Interestingly, in the work of the researchers there appears to be some dispute regarding how the fingers are connected with the brain. In Mary Lai's work the index finger 2nd digit gets associated with the parietal brain lobe and the middle finger 3rd digit gets associated with the posterior frontal lobe - see Mary Lai's illustration, first picture below.
However, in DMIT models the parietal brain lobe usually gets associated with the middle finger 3rd digit and posterior frontal lobe usually get associated with the index finger 2nd digit - see Esther Cheang's illustration, second picture below. According DMIT 'Musical Intelligence' manifests in the hand through the left ring finger and is assumed to correlate with especially the right temporal brain lobe see e.
Esther Cheang's picture above. However, a closer study of Howard Gardner's work reveals that his perception regarding how music correlates with the brain tends to focus on the right hemisphere as well; however, in june Gardner published a paper on his blog which suggests that musical skill is not "localized" in a particular brain lobe: "A brief consideration of the evidence suggests that musical skill passes the other tests for an intelligence.
For example, certain parts of the brain play important roles in perception and production of music. These areas are characteristically located in the right hemisphere, although musical skill is not as clearly "localized," or located in a specifiable area, as natural language. Also, Walter Sorell pointed out in that long ring fingers have been linked with musical ability for many years; during the past few decades John Manning described that this old finding has been confirmed by 2d:4d digit ratio studies which indicate that musicians tend to have by average a slightly lower index- to ring finger length ratio.
Unfortunately there are no scientific studies available at all which confirm that fingerprint ridge counts or dermatoglyphics correlate with 'musical ability'. Conclusion: the correlation between musical talent and the ring finger was already known long before DMIT, and so far there is no independent evidence which confirms that this correlation is more significant for the right ring finger than for the left ring finger. Therefore this aspect of DMIT represents likely just another glimp of a pseudo-scientific theory.
During the past few years various independent reports have been noticed which indicate that the marketing techniques used to promote DMIT have been questioned not only regarding it's validity, but also regarding it's moral standards. The following sources describe a wide range of problematic aspects concerning the 'Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligences Test': - Prof.
On september 20, has written in a letter see below that he does not endorse DMIT. Also, he has even stated that he does not endorse any sort of 'Mulitiple Intelligences' MI test; this statement can be understood well in the perspective of the fact that in Gardner had already acknowledged that there was "little hard evidence for MI theory".
Also, after Sternberg and Grigerenko had stated in that there were no validating studies for multiple intelligences, in the same year Gardner asserted that he would be "delighted were such evidence to accrue", and admitted that "MI theory has few enthusiasts among psychometricians or others of a traditional psychological background" because they require "psychometric or experimental evidence that allows one to prove the existence of the several intelligences. Unfortunately, DMIT can also be recognized to represent a speculative construction that is built on basically four pseudo-scientific hypotheses: 1 - DMIT is built on the 'multiple intelligences' hypothesis.
Hand-brain model presented by kindergarten principal Mary Lai. Hand-brain model presented by marketing specialist Esther Cheang.
Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligences Test (DMIT): review!
Medical experts and Approved clinical experience confirmed that finger prints provide accurate analysis of humans Multiple Intelligences and inborn potential. Traditionally only IQ test is used to be a measurement tool for degree of intelligence. Human resource management. Children memory Enhancements Programs. Dermatoglyphics is a scientific analysis of fingerprint patterns. The term Dermatoglyphics originates from two Greek words. Fingerprints and dermal ridge pattern are unique with each individual.
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According to Dr. Howard Gardner man has at least eight intelligences. We are able to discover our congenital intelligence, character traits and unknown potential through Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test. It completely overlooks talents in areas like sports, music, art forms, communication etc. It is an inborn intelligence assessment system in corporating multiple intelligences through dermatoglyphics. The system is based on research data from scientists and medical experts in Genetics, Embryology, Dermatoglyphics, Neuroscience and pediatric psychology through methods of observation, records and summarization in combination with clinical experiences.