Genetically informative study of the relationship between neuronal dynamics and cognitive functions

Ilya Zakharov and Anna Tabueva

Developmental Behavioral Genetics Lab

Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education

National Research University – Higher School of Economics

A powerful way to investigate the source of individual differences in various characteristics is genetically informative study. Starting from classical twin designs it nowadays incorporates not only quantitative genetics, but molecular genetics as well. In neuroscience genetically informative design can help to disentangle different factors underlying the relationship between neuronal dynamics and cognitive functions. In the present talk we will overview the current state in the genetically informative studies in neuroscience and present the design of the ongoing study carried out on the basis of MEG Center.

1 hour