Imaging and cognitive genetics: the Norwegian Cognitive NeuroGenetics sample.

  title={Imaging and cognitive genetics: the Norwegian Cognitive NeuroGenetics sample.},
  author={Thomas Espeseth and Andrea Nikie Christoforou and Astri J. Lundervold and Vidar M. Steen and Stephanie Le Hellard and Ivar Reinvang},
  journal={Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  volume={15 3},
Data collection for the Norwegian Cognitive NeuroGenetics sample (NCNG) was initiated in 2003 with a research grant (to Ivar Reinvang) to study cognitive aging, brain function, and genetic risk factors. The original focus was on the effects of aging (from middle age and up) and candidate genes (e.g., APOE, CHRNA4) in cross-sectional and longitudinal designs, with the cognitive and MRI-based data primarily being used for this purpose. However, as the main topic of the project broadened from… CONTINUE READING

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