Genetic Neuroscience Approach to Human Cognition

  title={Genetic Neuroscience Approach to Human Cognition},
  author={Eco J. C. de Geus and Dorret I. Boomsma},
A large gap exists between behavior genetics and cognitive neuroscience, although psychologists feature prominently in both fields. Behavior genetics focuses on individual differences and, through sophisticated statistical modeling in twin and family studies, addresses the genetic and environmental contribution to variation in cognitive ability. Cognitive neuroscience tends to focus on species universals in brain function during specific cognitive operations, which are isolated by clever… CONTINUE READING