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Genetic and environmental overlap between cognitive atypicalities and autism spectrum disorder

Brunsdon, Victoria E.A., Colvert, Emma, Woodhouse, Emma L., Bolton, Patrick, Happe, Francesca (2015) Genetic and environmental overlap between cognitive atypicalities and autism spectrum disorder. In: 14th European Congress of Psychology, July, 2015, Milan, Italy. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:62425)

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Abstract

Purpose: To examine the heritability of cognitive atypicalities and the genetic and environmental overlap between cognitive atypicalities and ASD.

Method: Joint continuous-ordinal liability threshold model fitting was used to estimate the genetic and environmental contributions of the (co)variance of the best-estimate diagnosis (no ASD, broad spectrum or ASD) and each separate cognitive factor (local processing, executive functioning, theory of mind, global processing) in a sample of 127 ASD twin pairs and 80 control twin pairs.

Conclusion: This was the first study to examine the genetic overlap between cognition and ASD. There appears to be distinct aetiological influences on cognitive atypicalities and ASD. These bivariate genetic findings have implications for the biological basis of cognitive atypicalities and ASD.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Victoria Brunsdon
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 15:36 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62425 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Brunsdon, Victoria E.A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6590-6880
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