5-HTTLPR polymorphism is linked to neural mechanisms of selective attention in preschoolers from lower socioeconomic status backgrounds

@article{Isbell20165HTTLPRPI,
  title={5-HTTLPR polymorphism is linked to neural mechanisms of selective attention in preschoolers from lower socioeconomic status backgrounds},
  author={Elif Isbell and Courtney Stevens and Amanda Hampton Wray and Theodore A. Bell and Helen J. Neville},
  journal={Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={22},
  pages={36-47}
}
While a growing body of research has identified experiential factors associated with differences in selective attention, relatively little is known about the contribution of genetic factors to the skill of sustained selective attention, especially in early childhood. Here, we assessed the association between the serotonin transporter linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) genotypes and the neural mechanisms of selective attention in young children from lower socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds… CONTINUE READING