Socioeconomic Status And Genetic Influences On Cognitive Development Pdf

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Distribution of cognitive A and motor B scores at age 4. Bars indicate the distribution of the studied variable for the whole cohort. Lines indicate the distribution of the studied variable by maternal level of education.

Socioeconomic status and genetic influences on cognitive development

To address this issue, we developed an internet-based paired-associates learning PAL task and tested 59, participants between the ages of 18— FH was associated with lower PAL performance in both sexes under 65 years old. Here we show, FH is associated with reduced PAL performance four decades before the typical onset of AD; additionally, several heritable and non-heritable modifiers of this effect were identified. It is estimated that over five million people in the United States are currently living with AD, and by , that number is expected to climb to The two major risk factors for the more common late-onset form of AD are increasing age and a first-degree family history of dementia FH Braak et al.

Genetics and Learning: How the Genes Influence Educational Attainment

The brain is the organ of thought. The word thought is defined as the act of thinking about or considering something: an idea or opinion, or a set of ideas about a particular subject. It implicitly includes the processes of learning. Mental functions, including most if not all aspects of human behavior, such as those related to learning, arise from the activity of the brain. Neural connections that generate and support mental functions are formed throughout life, which enables lifelong learning of new concepts and skills. Both brain formation and function, as well as neural plasticity, are influenced by the activity of a variety of genes and also by epigenetic modifications, which contribute to the regulation of gene expression by adapting it to environmental conditions.

Research on the heritability of IQ inquires into the proportion of variance in IQ that is attributable to genetic variation within a population. The heritability of IQ increases with age and reaches an asymptote at 18—20 years of age and continues at that level well into adulthood. However, poor prenatal environment, malnutrition and disease are known to have lifelong deleterious effects. Although IQ differences between individuals have been shown to have a large hereditary component, it does not follow that mean group-level disparities between-group differences in IQ have a genetic basis. The determination of many traits can be considered primarily genetic under similar environmental backgrounds.

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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence

Childhood socioeconomic status cSES is found to predict later-life cognitive abilities, yet the mechanisms underlying these associations remain unclear. The objective of this longitudinal study was to examine the direct and indirect paths through which cSES influences late midlife cognitive outcomes. At mean ages 20 and 62, participants completed a standardized test for general cognitive ability GCA. The age 62 cognitive assessment also included in-person tests of processing speed, episodic memory, abstract reasoning, working memory, verbal fluency, visual-spatial ability, and executive functions. Multiple mediation analyses were conducted to examine the direct path effects and indirect path effects of cSES through age 20 GCA, adult SES, and cognitive leisure activities on seven cognitive outcomes at age 62, adjusting for age, ethnicity, and non-independence of observations.

Here, we systematically explore the association between SES and brain anatomy through MRI in a group of 23 healthy year-old children with a wide range of parental SES. We confirm behaviorally that language is one of the cognitive domains most affected by SES. A lower SES is associated with smaller volumes of gray matter in bilateral hippocampi, middle temporal gyri, left fusiform and right inferior occipito-temporal gyri, according to both volume- and surface-based morphometry. Moreover, we identify local gyrification effects in anterior frontal regions, supportive of a potential developmental lag in lower SES children.

Heritability of IQ

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