The relation of hair whorls to brain development

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by maxg, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Di Carter Registered Member

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    I have 3....good post, I can relate and talk to myself all the time....day dreams are good!!
     
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  3. Marci Registered Member

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    I have a double hair whirl. I'm right handed but consider my self partially ambidextrous and I can write legibly with my left hand. I also do a lot of things left handed. My grandmother who also had the double whirl was completely ambidextrous and I have a child who also has the double whirl but is completely right handed. We all walked and talked at the normal age. There have been studies of hair whirls and handedness.
     
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  5. Kimmy Marie Registered Member

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    Hogwash! My 12 yr old is right hand, 2 whorls counterclockwise, zero cognitive issues and is very mild mannered, well behaved, honor roll different. He's my 4th son. Twins run in the family and I'm more inclined to believe the whorls are either genetic or attribute to possibility of early twin lost in womb very early on. Zygote split. No shared embryo. That's just my theory but it's as logical as anything else posted here and I'd much rather believe that than something negative, when my son is such an amazing kid who does his chores, studies, is kind hearted and helpful by nature.
     
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  7. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    My distant cousin has two whorls, webbed toes and has been an excellent swimmer since before she could walk.
     
  8. Traceless Registered Member

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    I find this thread interesting as I have never heard of a link with multiple hair whorls and left-handedness. I know of the link to twins - as often there is one left and one right hander. I have twins now 14. The lefty has a double whorl over her right eye and a normal crown at the back of her head. She is highly intelligent, top sets for everything. When she was young I suspected asperges as she had highly sensitive hearing smell and taste. We went to see a child psychologist but she was too smart for him and I gave up deciding that however she is, we will work with it and hopefully she will grow out of her phobias and particularities. She did, although still particular, she improved with her sensitivities and is now well balanced with a lovely natured, kind and funny. My son also is left-handed (normal whorls) as am I, my brother, father, uncle and grandfather. I have no idea if I have whorls on my head, but I find these links fascinating. I'm going to check her baby photos now to see which way they turn. Maybe not scientific, but good banter non the less!
     
  9. Suimhneas Registered Member

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  10. Suimhneas Registered Member

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    Im finding all these reports of either gifted or delayed people with a double crown very interesting!

    I have a 2 year old son with a double crown. It breaks my heart to hear people say that their mother hates them as I love my son with all my heart but has been and is incredibly difficult. He has a hugeenergy level, is very advanced and never sleeps.

    He is extremely intelligent and I'm so proud of his fascinating mind but I get so worn out from him, I worry that he could have an unconscious feeling that I hate him which couldn't be further from the truth.

    I am wondering is there some reason for this. I am researching as we are having such difficulty with my son but I know he needs extra engagement and I want to bring out the best in him.

    I am so interested to look into this. I wonder could anybody who has shared these stories care to shsre some more like is there any reason why your relationship with your mother might be strained?

    I'd be interested if anyone wanted to post or PM me.

    I can't find any science behind it but read on a forum that geneticists have some link to brain formation in the womb. That the two hemispheres can form independently rather than at the same time, which is apparently the norm after 6-9 weeks gestation. This is heresay so I'd love to know if this is true if anyone had any info.

    To me it makes sense as a psychology graduate, perinatal mother/baby relationship is massively important. If there is a trauma at any age, there is a block between the two sides of the brain which should interact freely.

    Perhaps I'm clutching at straws with my own theory here but it's surely possible for early fetal trauma in the womb to disturb the brain hemispheres interaction therefore causing the brain hemispheres to develop separately (which from what I have heard happens with double crowned babies) if the trauma is too overwhelming for a developing fetus.

    Like any trauma, this effects the CNS and can cause anxiety leading to either a very active/obsessive energetic mind or one that is perhaps a bit dissociated and less engaged with their environment.

    Anyone have any thoughts or knowledge on this?

    I'd be interested to hear stories from people with the double crown. Did their mothers have very stressful pregnancies or big life change while they were pregnant? Was it an unplanned pregnancy? Abortion attempts? Relationship difficultiies? Something significant to traumatise the fetus to make the mother attachment insecure.

    Please share if your comfortable!
    I'd love to hear privately or publicly.
    Thanks for reading!!
     
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  11. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    Good news! The above paragraph is superstitious trash. The only thing that multiple hair whorls mean is that you will probably have lot s of bad hair days.

    PS - Abortion attemps!?!
     
  12. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    That woud be my guess based on me havin a double crown.!!!

    That depends... myself... i have a ruggedly hansome face an the wind-blown look of my double crown is very complementary.!!!

    Not that i know of... but it likely crossed ther minds since i wasnt planned

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  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Dude. It doesn't matter why your son is the way he is. Study Astrology to find out what Moons were in what house., for all the good it'll do. All you stand to gain is labeling him and stereotyping him.

    Don't let it affect how you parent him. Just deal with him according to his needs.
     
  14. Suimhneas Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I totally agree...I don't have him labelled really. I am after a long spell of him awake til 5am and went researching hair whorls as distraction when he couldn't sleep. I was told in the past its a sign of 'greatness' so went looking into this 'mythology' out of curiosity. I thought there could be something to it reading the replies esp about the brain formation in the womb. I don't think anything could define a child for life but I just thought it might be a sign of prenatal trauma.

    Thanks for spreading good parenting advise!
     

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