Eero Vuoksimaa

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Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Is bigger always better? The importance of cortical configuration with respect to cognitive ability
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA Center for Behavioral Genomics Twin Research Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA Department of Public Health, and Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    Neuroimage 129:356-66. 2016
  2. pmc Cognitive reserve moderates the association between hippocampal volume and episodic memory in middle age
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Neuropsychologia 51:1124-31. 2013
  3. pmc Pubertal testosterone predicts mental rotation performance of young adult males
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:1791-800. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Sex differences in left-handedness are also evident in Scandinavia and in twins: comment on Papadatou-Pastou, Martin, Munafò, and Jones (2008)
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Bull 136:344-7. 2010
  5. pmc Decreased prevalence of left-handedness among females with male co-twins: evidence suggesting prenatal testosterone transfer in humans?
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:1462-72. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Are there sex differences in the genetic and environmental effects on mental rotation ability?
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:437-41. 2010
  7. pmc Origins of handedness: a nationwide study of 30,161 adults
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Neuropsychologia 47:1294-301. 2009
  8. pmc The Genetic Association Between Neocortical Volume and General Cognitive Ability Is Driven by Global Surface Area Rather Than Thickness
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Psychiatry Center for Behavioral Genomics Twin Research Laboratory Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Cereb Cortex 25:2127-37. 2015
  9. pmc Hippocampal atrophy varies by neuropsychologically defined MCI among men in their 50s
    Amy J Jak
    Psychology Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:456-65. 2015
  10. pmc Early identification and heritability of mild cognitive impairment
    William S Kremen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA, USA, Psychology Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA, USA, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University Claremont Graduate University, San Diego, CA, USA, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Department of Statistics, St Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA, Research Service, VA St Louis Healthcare System, St Louis, MO, USA and Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 43:600-10. 2014

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  1. pmc Is bigger always better? The importance of cortical configuration with respect to cognitive ability
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA Center for Behavioral Genomics Twin Research Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA Department of Public Health, and Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    Neuroimage 129:356-66. 2016
    ..Optimal cognitive ability appears to be driven both by the absolute size and the polyregional configuration of the entire cortex rather than by small, circumscribed regions. ..
  2. pmc Cognitive reserve moderates the association between hippocampal volume and episodic memory in middle age
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Neuropsychologia 51:1124-31. 2013
    ..e., lower levels of cognitive reserve. Our results provide support for the hypothesis that cognitive reserve moderates the relationship between brain structure and cognition in middle age, well before the onset of dementia...
  3. pmc Pubertal testosterone predicts mental rotation performance of young adult males
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:1791-800. 2012
    ..Within-family analyses implicated possible shared genetic effects between pubertal testosterone and mental rotation ability...
  4. doi request reprint Sex differences in left-handedness are also evident in Scandinavia and in twins: comment on Papadatou-Pastou, Martin, Munafò, and Jones (2008)
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Bull 136:344-7. 2010
    ..a) that a lack of sex differences in left-handedness actually exists in Scandinavia or (b) that any such lack of differences could relate to extremely low levels of cultural masculinity in Scandinavian societies...
  5. pmc Decreased prevalence of left-handedness among females with male co-twins: evidence suggesting prenatal testosterone transfer in humans?
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:1462-72. 2010
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  6. doi request reprint Are there sex differences in the genetic and environmental effects on mental rotation ability?
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:437-41. 2010
    ..Results indicate that females and males could be combined for such genetic studies, because the same genetic effects affected mental rotation test performance in females and males...
  7. pmc Origins of handedness: a nationwide study of 30,161 adults
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Neuropsychologia 47:1294-301. 2009
    ..Concordance for left-handedness in twins is rare, and accordingly, very large samples are needed to detect the familial effects. Our results show that forced-handedness can have an effect on estimates of genetic effects...
  8. pmc The Genetic Association Between Neocortical Volume and General Cognitive Ability Is Driven by Global Surface Area Rather Than Thickness
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Psychiatry Center for Behavioral Genomics Twin Research Laboratory Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Cereb Cortex 25:2127-37. 2015
    ..Our results suggest that emphasis on neocortical surface area, rather than thickness, could be more fruitful for elucidating neocortical-GCA associations and identifying specific genes underlying those associations. ..
  9. pmc Hippocampal atrophy varies by neuropsychologically defined MCI among men in their 50s
    Amy J Jak
    Psychology Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:456-65. 2015
    ..In an effort to address earliest detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), we examined hippocampal volumes and atrophy in middle-aged men to explore neuroanatomical support for different neuropsychological definitions of MCI...
  10. pmc Early identification and heritability of mild cognitive impairment
    William S Kremen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA, USA, Psychology Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA, USA, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University Claremont Graduate University, San Diego, CA, USA, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Department of Statistics, St Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA, Research Service, VA St Louis Healthcare System, St Louis, MO, USA and Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 43:600-10. 2014
    ..We estimated prevalence rates, association with premorbid general cognitive ability (GCA) and heritability for different definitions of neuropsychologically defined MCI in adults in their 50s...
  11. pmc Genetic topography of brain morphology
    Chi Hua Chen
    Departments of Psychiatry, Cognitive Science, Radiology, and Neurosciences, Center for Behavioral Genomics, and Institute of Genomic Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:17089-94. 2013
    ..Our findings highlight the complexity of genetic influences on cortical morphology and provide a glimpse into emerging principles of genetic organization of the cortex. ..
  12. pmc Heritability of white matter microstructure in late middle age: A twin study of tract-based fractional anisotropy and absolute diffusivity indices
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
    Hum Brain Mapp . 2016
    ..Future studies could aim to discover the particular set of genes that underlie the significant heritability of white matter microstructure. Hum Brain Mapp, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
  13. pmc Conceptual and data-based investigation of genetic influences and brain asymmetry: a twin study of multiple structural phenotypes
    Lisa T Eyler
    University of California, San Diego
    J Cogn Neurosci 26:1100-17. 2014
    ..Despite varying interpretations of existing data, we view the present results as consistent with previous findings. ..
  14. pmc Post-traumatic stress symptoms and adult attachment: a 24-year longitudinal study
    Carol E Franz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:1603-12. 2014
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  15. pmc A new look at the genetic and environmental coherence of metabolic syndrome components
    Matthew S Panizzon
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 23:2499-507. 2015
    ..The etiology of the risk factors' cohesion remains unclear. How genetic and environmental influences explained co-occurrence of metabolic syndrome components was examined...
  16. pmc Middle age self-report risk score predicts cognitive functioning and dementia in 20-40 years
    Eero Vuoksimaa
    Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Clinicum, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Alzheimers Dement (Amst) 4:118-125. 2016
    ..On the basis of the proxy measures of cognitive reserve, we created a middle age self-report risk score for early prediction of dementia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Midlife Physical Activity and Cognition Later in Life: A Prospective Twin Study
    Paula Iso-Markku
    Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, HUS Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Alzheimers Dis 54:1303-1317. 2016
    ..Physical activity has been associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline but the nature of this association remains obscure...
  18. doi request reprint Higher Prevalence of Left-Handedness in Twins? Not After Controlling Birth Time Confounders
    Kauko Heikkila
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 18:526-32. 2015
    ..Increased left-handedness among twins, often reported by others, was evident in our data, but only among our older twin cohorts, and that association disappeared after removing effects of perinatal covariates. ..
  19. doi request reprint Young Adults' Developmental Task-Related Goals Modify the Association between Self-Focused Goals and Depressive Symptoms
    Katariina Salmela-Aro
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Appl Psychol Health Well Being 4:106-25. 2012
    ..These results suggest that goals related to one's own family, life philosophy, and education have the potential to decrease the association between self-focused goals and depressive symptoms. ..
  20. pmc A supportive family environment in childhood enhances the level and heritability of sense of coherence in early adulthood
    Karri Silventoinen
    Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, P O Box 18, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:1951-60. 2014
    ..To analyze the effects of genetic and environmental factors on sense of coherence (SOC) in young adulthood and whether family environment measured in childhood modifies these effects...
  21. doi request reprint The Nature and Nurture of Melody: A Twin Study of Musical Pitch and Rhythm Perception
    Erik Seesjärvi
    Cognitive Brain Research Unit CBRU, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Siltavuorenpenger 1B, P O Box 9, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Behav Genet 46:506-15. 2016
    ..This highly different pattern of effects suggests that the contribution of genetic and environmental factors on music perception depends on the degree to which it calls for acquired knowledge of musical tonal and metric structures. ..
  22. pmc Interaction of APOE genotype and testosterone on episodic memory in middle-aged men
    Matthew S Panizzon
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA Twin Research Laboratory, Center for Behavioral Genomics, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA Electronic address
    Neurobiol Aging 35:1778.e1-8. 2014
    ..Results support the hypothesis that APOE-ε4 status increases susceptibility to other risk factors, such as low testosterone, which may ultimately contribute to cognitive decline or dementia...