Genetic Structure of Spatial and Verbal Working Memory

@article{Ando2001GeneticSO,
  title={Genetic Structure of Spatial and Verbal Working Memory},
  author={Juko Ando and Yutaka Ono and Margaret J. Wright},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={31},
  pages={615-624}
}
Working memory (WM) encompasses both short-term memory (storage) and executive functions that play an essential role in all forms of cognition. In this study, the genetic structure of storage and executive functions engaged in both a spatial and verbal WM span task is investigated using a twin sample. The sample consists of 143 monozygotic (MZ) and 93 dizygotic (DZ) Japanese twin pairs, ages 16 to 29 years. In 155 (87 MZ, 62 DZ) of these pairs, cognitive ability scores from the Kyodai Japanese… Expand
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