Holocene selection for variants associated with cognitive ability: Comparing ancient and modern genomes

  title={Holocene selection for variants associated with cognitive ability: Comparing ancient and modern genomes},
  author={Michael A. Woodley Menie and Shameem Younuskunja and Balan Bipin and Piffer Davide},
Human populations living in Eurasia during the Holocene experienced significant evolutionary change. It has been predicted that the transition of Holocene populations into agrarianism and urbanization brought about culture-gene co-evolution that favoured via directional selection genetic variants associated with higher general cognitive ability (GCA). Population expansion and replacement has also been proposed as an important source of GCA gene-frequency change during this time period. To… 


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