Genetic specificity of face recognition.

  title={Genetic specificity of face recognition.},
  author={Nicholas G. Shakeshaft and Robert Plomin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={112 41},
Specific cognitive abilities in diverse domains are typically found to be highly heritable and substantially correlated with general cognitive ability (g), both phenotypically and genetically. Recent twin studies have found the ability to memorize and recognize faces to be an exception, being similarly heritable but phenotypically substantially uncorrelated both with g and with general object recognition. However, the genetic relationships between face recognition and other abilities (the… CONTINUE READING
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