Y Kovas

Summary

Affiliation: King's College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Genetic influences in different aspects of language development: the etiology of language skills in 4.5-year-old twins
    Yulia Kovas
    Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London England
    Child Dev 76:632-51. 2005
  2. pmc Mathematical ability of 10-year-old boys and girls: genetic and environmental etiology of typical and low performance
    Yulia Kovas
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Learn Disabil 40:554-67. 2007
  3. pmc Overlap and specificity of genetic and environmental influences on mathematics and reading disability in 10-year-old twins
    Y Kovas
    Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:914-22. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Generalist genes: implications for the cognitive sciences
    Yulia Kovas
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:198-203. 2006
  5. pmc A genome-wide association study identifies multiple loci associated with mathematics ability and disability
    S J Docherty
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Genes Brain Behav 9:234-47. 2010
  6. pmc Generalist genes and the Internet generation: etiology of learning abilities by web testing at age 10
    O S P Davis
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Genes Brain Behav 7:455-62. 2008
  7. pmc Generalist genes analysis of DNA markers associated with mathematical ability and disability reveals shared influence across ages and abilities
    Sophia J Docherty
    King s College London, MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, UK
    BMC Genet 11:61. 2010
  8. pmc Environmental exposures and their genetic or environmental contribution to depression and fatigue: a twin study in Sri Lanka
    Harriet A Ball
    MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 10:13. 2010
  9. pmc Aetiology of fatigue in Sri Lanka and its overlap with depression
    Harriet A Ball
    MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF
    Br J Psychiatry 197:106-13. 2010
  10. pmc Genetic and environmental contributions to depression in Sri Lanka
    Harriet A Ball
    MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 195:504-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Genetic influences in different aspects of language development: the etiology of language skills in 4.5-year-old twins
    Yulia Kovas
    Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London England
    Child Dev 76:632-51. 2005
    ..Genetic and environmental influences on language ability and disability are quantitatively and qualitatively similar for males and females...
  2. pmc Mathematical ability of 10-year-old boys and girls: genetic and environmental etiology of typical and low performance
    Yulia Kovas
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Learn Disabil 40:554-67. 2007
    ..We conclude that low mathematical performance is the quantitative extreme of the same genetic and environmental factors responsible for variation throughout the distribution...
  3. pmc Overlap and specificity of genetic and environmental influences on mathematics and reading disability in 10-year-old twins
    Y Kovas
    Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:914-22. 2007
    ..However, little is known about the etiology of co-morbidity for the disability extremes of reading and mathematics...
  4. ncbi request reprint Generalist genes: implications for the cognitive sciences
    Yulia Kovas
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:198-203. 2006
    ..That is, the genetic input into brain structure and function is general not specific...
  5. pmc A genome-wide association study identifies multiple loci associated with mathematics ability and disability
    S J Docherty
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Genes Brain Behav 9:234-47. 2010
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  6. pmc Generalist genes and the Internet generation: etiology of learning abilities by web testing at age 10
    O S P Davis
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Genes Brain Behav 7:455-62. 2008
    ..In this way, generalist genes may prove invaluable in integrating top-down and bottom-up approaches to the systems biology of the brain...
  7. pmc Generalist genes analysis of DNA markers associated with mathematical ability and disability reveals shared influence across ages and abilities
    Sophia J Docherty
    King s College London, MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, UK
    BMC Genet 11:61. 2010
    ..The 4927 children in this genotyped sample have also been studied at 7, 9 and 12 years of age on measures of mathematical ability, as well as on other cognitive and learning abilities...
  8. pmc Environmental exposures and their genetic or environmental contribution to depression and fatigue: a twin study in Sri Lanka
    Harriet A Ball
    MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 10:13. 2010
    ..These may be best explored in regions with diverse environmental exposures. The current study aimed to explore similarities and differences in such risks contributing to depression and fatigue...
  9. pmc Aetiology of fatigue in Sri Lanka and its overlap with depression
    Harriet A Ball
    MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF
    Br J Psychiatry 197:106-13. 2010
    ..Fatigue is a common symptom in Western high-income countries but is often medically unexplained and little is known about its presentation in other populations...
  10. pmc Genetic and environmental contributions to depression in Sri Lanka
    Harriet A Ball
    MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 195:504-9. 2009
    ..Susceptibility to depression results from genetic and non-familially shared environmental influences in high-income, Western countries. Environments may play a different role for populations in different contexts...
  11. pmc Epidemiology and symptomatology of depression in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional population-based survey in Colombo District
    Harriet A Ball
    MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, UK
    J Affect Disord 123:188-96. 2010
    ..This study aimed to examine the characteristic features of depression in Sri Lanka, and to identify environmental risk factors...
  12. doi request reprint More than just IQ: school achievement is predicted by self-perceived abilities--but for genetic rather than environmental reasons
    Corina U Greven
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London SE5 8AF, United Kingdom
    Psychol Sci 20:753-62. 2009
    ..It should therefore be possible to identify "SPA genes" that predict school achievement independently of "IQ genes."..
  13. ncbi request reprint Internet cognitive testing of large samples needed in genetic research
    Claire M A Haworth
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:554-63. 2007
    ..We conclude that Internet testing can be reliable and valid for collecting cognitive test data on large samples even for children as young as 10 years...
  14. ncbi request reprint Generalist genes and learning disabilities
    Robert Plomin
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Psychol Bull 131:592-617. 2005
    ..Third, genes that affect one learning disability are also likely to affect other learning disabilities. These quantitative genetic findings have far-reaching implications for molecular genetics and neuroscience as well as psychology...
  15. pmc Gene-environment interaction in the etiology of mathematical ability using SNP sets
    Sophia J Docherty
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Behav Genet 41:141-54. 2011
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  16. pmc Developmental origins of low mathematics performance and normal variation in twins from 7 to 9 years
    Claire M A Haworth
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London, United Kingdom
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:106-17. 2007
    ..We conclude that, despite the considerable differences in mathematics curricula from 7 to 9 years, the same genetic effects largely operate at the two ages...
  17. pmc The heritability of general cognitive ability increases linearly from childhood to young adulthood
    C M A Haworth
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London, UK
    Mol Psychiatry 15:1112-20. 2010
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  18. pmc Generalist genes and learning disabilities: a multivariate genetic analysis of low performance in reading, mathematics, language and general cognitive ability in a sample of 8000 12-year-old twins
    Claire M A Haworth
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:1318-25. 2009
    ..Here we assess whether this finding extends to language and general cognitive disabilities, as well as replicating the earlier finding for reading and mathematics in an older and larger sample...
  19. pmc Brain correlates of non-symbolic numerosity estimation in low and high mathematical ability children
    Yulia Kovas
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 4:e4587. 2009
    ..This suggests that individual differences in mathematical ability are reflected in differential brain response during approximation...
  20. pmc The genetic and environmental origins of learning abilities and disabilities in the early school years
    Yulia Kovas
    Goldsmiths College, University of London and SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry
    Monogr Soc Res Child Dev 72:vii, 1-144. 2007
    ..These conclusions have far-reaching implications for education and child development as well as for molecular genetics and neuroscience...
  21. ncbi request reprint Common aetiology for diverse language skills in 4 1/2-year-old twins
    Marianna E Hayiou-Thomas
    Department of Psychology, University of York, Heslington
    J Child Lang 33:339-68. 2006
    ..64 and shared environment correlation of 1.00. We conclude that to a large extent, the same genetic and environmental factors underlie the development of individual differences in a wide range of linguistic skills...
  22. pmc Colombo Twin and Singleton Study (CoTASS): a description of a population based twin study of mental disorders in Sri Lanka
    Sisira H Siribaddana
    Sri Lanka Twin Registry, Institute of Research and Development, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
    BMC Psychiatry 8:49. 2008
    ..This paper presents the rationale for the study, describes its context, and the methods for twin ascertainment and data collection...