Monday, September 05, 2011

The genetics of cognition

Trends in Cognitive Science has published a special issue on the genetics of cognition that is open access through September.
Twin, family and adoption studies have demonstrated that there is a substantial heritable component to all cognitive functions. The articles in this special issue summarize what is currently known about the genetic underpinnings of these functions and their disorders. At the same time, they highlight just how much there is yet to be discovered in this rapidly advancing field.
Robbins and Kousta provide an overview for the issue.
Review topics include:
-Genetics and criminal responsibility
-Genetics of human episodic memory: dealing with complexity
-The genetics of cognitive ability and cognitive ageing in healthy older people
-Dissecting the genetic architecture of human personality
-Genetics of emotion
-Genetics of autism spectrum disorders
-Understanding risk for psychopathology through imaging gene–environment interactions
-The genetics of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia: a phenomic perspective
-The contribution of imaging genetics to the development of predictive markers for  addictions

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