The genetics of gaming: A longitudinal twin study

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‘The genetics of gaming: A longitudinal twin study’

Open Access paper from JCPP Advances

Gaming is a popular past-time activity among children and adolescents, but it there is also a possible link to negative consequences such as psychological distress and lowered academic achievement. However, there are fundamental knowledge gaps remaining regarding central characteristics of gaming such as heritability, stability over time, and sex differences. We examined the genetic and environmental contribution to gaming behavior, including sex differences, continuity and change, in a longitudinal cohort of twins.

Authors: Anders Nilsson, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Paul Lichtenstein, Henrik Larsson, Sebastian Lundström, Helena Fatouros-Bergman, Nitya Jayaram-Lindström, Yasmina Molero

First published: 28 May 2023

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