The genetic architecture of correlations between perceptual timing, motor timing, and intelligence
Miriam A Mosing, Karin JH Verweij, Guy Madison, Fredrik Ullen
Intelligence | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016
Psychometric intelligence correlates with performance on a wide range of sensory and motor tasks that involve processing of temporal information in the millisecond-second range. For some timing tasks, e.g. reaction time and discrimination of temporal stimuli in working memory, the associations with intelligence are likely to involve top-down mechanisms such as attention. However, studies on repetitive, automatic motor timing tasks indicate that correlations between intelligence and timing also may reflect bottom-up mechanisms, i.e. basic neural properties that influence both the temporal accuracy of behavior and cognitive processes. Here, we study the genetic architecture of the associations..View full abstract
Awarded by Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation
The present work was supported by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (M11-0451:1) and the Sven and Dagmar Salen Foundation. We would also like to thank the Swedish twins for their participation.