Generalist genes: implications for the cognitive sciences

@article{Kovas2006GeneralistGI,
  title={Generalist genes: implications for the cognitive sciences},
  author={Yulia Kovas and Robert Plomin},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={198-203}
}
In the 'generalist genes' hypothesis, it is suggested that the same genes affect most cognitive abilities and disabilities. This recently proposed hypothesis is based on considerable multivariate genetic research showing that there is substantial genetic overlap between such broad areas of cognition as language, reading, mathematics and general cognitive ability. We assume that the hypothesis is correct and consider here its implications for cognitive neuroscience. In our opinion, the two key… Expand
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