Genetic influence demonstrated for MEG-recorded somatosensory evoked responses

D. van 't Ent, I.L.C. van Soelen, K.J. Stam, E.J.C. de Geus, D.I. Boomsma

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We tested for a genetic influence on magnetoencephalogram (MEG)-recorded somatosensory evoked fields (SEFs) in 20 monozygotic (MZ) and 14 dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs. Previous electroencephalogram (EEG) studies that demonstrated a genetic contribution to evoked responses generally focused on characteristics of representative brain potentials. Here we demonstrate significantly smaller amplitude differences within MZcompared to DZ twin pairs for the complete SEF time series (across left and right hand SEFs: 0.37 vs. 0.60 pT
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1046
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Cohort Studies

  • Netherlands Twin Register (NTR)

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