A Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Cognitive Abilities during the Second Half of the Life

@inproceedings{Pedersen2008AQG,
  title={A Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Cognitive Abilities during the Second Half of the Life},
  author={Nancy L Pedersen and Robert Plomin and John R. Nesselroade and Gerald E Mcclearn},
  year={2008}
}
Little is known about the importance of genetic effects on individual differences in cognitive abilities late in life. We present the first report from the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging (SATS A) for cognitive data, including general cognitive ability and 13 tests of specific cognitive abilities. The adoption/twin design consists of identical twins separated at an early age and reared apart (46 pairs), identical twins reared together (67 pairs), fraternal twins reared apart (100 pairs… CONTINUE READING

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