Heritability of Stroop and flanker performance in 12-year old children.

J.F. Stins, G.C.M. van Baal, J.C. Polderman, F.C. Verhulst, D.I. Boomsma

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Background: There is great interest in appropriate phenotypes that serve as indicator of genetically transmitted frontal (dys)function, such as ADHD. Here we investigate the ability to deal with response conflict, and we ask to what extent performance variation on response interference tasks is caused by genetic variation. We tested a large sample of 12-year old monozygotic and dizygotic twins on two well-known and closely related response interference tasks; the color Stroop task and the Eriksen flanker task. Using structural equation modelling we assessed the heritability of several performance indices derived from those tasks. Results: In the Stroop task we found high heritabilities of overall reaction time and - more important - Stroop interference (h
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49
JournalBMC Neuroscience
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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