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Genetic factors underlie the association between anxiety, attitudes and performance in mathematics.

Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Wang Z, Petrill SA, Tucker-Drob EM, Plomin R, Kovas Y.

Transl Psychiatry. 2020 Jan 21;10(1):12. doi: 10.1038/s41398-020-0711-3.


To Use or Not to Use: No Consensus on Whether and How to Apply Genetic Information in the Justice System.

Selita F, Chapman R, Kovas Y.

Behav Sci (Basel). 2019 Dec 10;9(12). pii: E149. doi: 10.3390/bs9120149.


Predicting maths anxiety from mathematical achievement across the transition from primary to secondary education.

Field AP, Evans D, Bloniewski T, Kovas Y.

R Soc Open Sci. 2019 Nov 27;6(11):191459. doi: 10.1098/rsos.191459. eCollection 2019 Nov.


Visual and Linguistic Stimuli in the Remote Associates Test: A Cross-Cultural Investigation.

Toivainen T, Olteteanu AM, Repeykova V, Likhanov M, Kovas Y.

Front Psychol. 2019 Apr 26;10:926. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00926. eCollection 2019.


Mindfulness and associations with symptoms of insomnia, anxiety and depression in early adulthood: A twin and sibling study.

Schneider MN, Zavos HMS, McAdams TA, Kovas Y, Sadeghi S, Gregory AM.

Behav Res Ther. 2019 Jul;118:18-29. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2018.11.002. Epub 2018 Nov 12.


The Impact of Maternal Overweight on Hair Essential Trace Element and Mineral Content in Pregnant Women and Their Children.

Skalny AV, Tinkov AA, Bohan TG, Shabalovskaya MB, Terekhina O, Leshchinskaia SB, Agarkova LA, Notova SV, Skalnaya MG, Kovas Y.

Biol Trace Elem Res. 2020 Jan;193(1):64-72. doi: 10.1007/s12011-019-01693-8. Epub 2019 Mar 18.


Dysfunctional beliefs about sleep and insomnia symptoms in early adulthood: A twin and sibling study.

Schneider MN, Kovas Y, Gregory AM.

J Sleep Res. 2019 Aug;28(4):e12834. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12834. Epub 2019 Mar 14.


Associations between pre-sleep arousal and insomnia symptoms in early adulthood: a twin and sibling study.

Schneider MN, Denis D, Buysse DJ, Kovas Y, Gregory AM.

Sleep. 2019 May 1;42(5). pii: zsz029. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsz029.


Differences in exam performance between pupils attending selective and non-selective schools mirror the genetic differences between them.

Smith-Woolley E, Pingault JB, Selzam S, Rimfeld K, Krapohl E, von Stumm S, Asbury K, Dale PS, Young T, Allen R, Kovas Y, Plomin R.

NPJ Sci Learn. 2018 Mar 23;3:3. doi: 10.1038/s41539-018-0019-8. eCollection 2018.


The nature of the association between number line and mathematical performance: An international twin study.

Tosto MG, Garon-Carrier G, Gross S, Petrill SA, Malykh S, Malki K, Hart SA, Thompson L, Karadaghi RL, Yakovlev N, Tikhomirova T, Opfer JE, Mazzocco MMM, Dionne G, Brendgen M, Vitaro F, Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Kovas Y.

Br J Educ Psychol. 2019 Dec;89(4):787-803. doi: 10.1111/bjep.12259. Epub 2018 Dec 11.


Toxicological and nutritional status of trace elements in hair of women with in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancy and their 9-month-old children.

Skalny AV, Tinkov AA, Bohan TG, Shabalovskaya MB, Terekhina O, Leshchinskaia SB, Agarkova LA, Notova SV, Skalnaya MG, Kovas Y.

Reprod Toxicol. 2018 Dec;82:50-56. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2018.10.004. Epub 2018 Oct 11.


Probing the architecture of visual number sense with parietal tRNS.

Karolis VR, Grinyaev M, Epure A, Tsoy V, Du Rietz E, Banissy MJ, Cappelletti M, Kovas Y.

Cortex. 2019 May;114:54-66. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.08.030. Epub 2018 Sep 10.


A Mechanistic Study of the Association Between Symbolic Approximate Arithmetic Performance and Basic Number Magnitude Processing Based on Task Difficulty.

Wei W, Deng W, Chen C, He J, Qin J, Kovas Y.

Front Psychol. 2018 Sep 11;9:1551. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01551. eCollection 2018.


Prenatal testosterone does not explain sex differences in spatial ability.

Toivainen T, Pannini G, Papageorgiou KA, Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft N, Kovas Y.

Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 12;8(1):13653. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-31704-y.


Cognition, emotion, and arithmetic in primary school: A cross-cultural investigation.

Rodic M, Cui J, Malykh S, Zhou X, Gynku EI, Bogdanova EL, Zueva DY, Y Bogdanova O, Kovas Y.

Br J Dev Psychol. 2018 Jun;36(2):255-276. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12248.


Early developmental trajectories of number knowledge and math achievement from 4 to 10 years: Low-persistent profile and early-life predictors.

Garon-Carrier G, Boivin M, Lemelin JP, Kovas Y, Parent S, Séguin JR, Vitaro F, Tremblay RE, Dionne G.

J Sch Psychol. 2018 Jun;68:84-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2018.02.004. Epub 2018 Mar 7.


Twin classroom dilemma: To study together or separately?

White EK, Garon-Carrier G, Tosto MG, Malykh SB, Li X, Kiddle B, Riglin L, Byrne B, Dionne G, Brendgen M, Vitaro F, Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Kovas Y.

Dev Psychol. 2018 Jul;54(7):1244-1254. doi: 10.1037/dev0000519. Epub 2018 Apr 16.


New literacy challenge for the twenty-first century: genetic knowledge is poor even among well educated.

Chapman R, Likhanov M, Selita F, Zakharov I, Smith-Woolley E, Kovas Y.

J Community Genet. 2019 Jan;10(1):73-84. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-0363-7. Epub 2018 Mar 28.


The impact of lifestyle factors on age-related differences in hair trace element content in pregnant women in the third trimester.

Skalny AV, Tinkov AA, Voronina I, Terekhina O, Skalnaya MG, Bohan TG, Agarkova LA, Kovas Y.

Acta Sci Pol Technol Aliment. 2018 Jan-Mar;17(1):83-89. doi: 10.17306/J.AFS.0539.



Selita F, Kovas Y.

J Biosoc Sci. 2019 Jan;51(1):18-47. doi: 10.1017/S0021932017000645. Epub 2018 Feb 1.


Persistent Genetic and Family-Wide Environmental Contributions to Early Number Knowledge and Later Achievement in Mathematics.

Garon-Carrier G, Boivin M, Kovas Y, Feng B, Brendgen M, Vitaro F, Séguin JR, Tremblay RE, Dionne G.

Psychol Sci. 2017 Dec;28(12):1707-1718. doi: 10.1177/0956797617721480. Epub 2017 Oct 3.


Predicting educational achievement from DNA.

Selzam S, Krapohl E, von Stumm S, O'Reilly PF, Rimfeld K, Kovas Y, Dale PS, Lee JJ, Plomin R.

Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Jan;23(1):161. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.203. Epub 2017 Sep 26.


Number sense and mathematics: Which, when and how?

Tosto MG, Petrill SA, Malykh S, Malki K, Haworth CMA, Mazzocco MMM, Thompson L, Opfer J, Bogdanova OY, Kovas Y.

Dev Psychol. 2017 Oct;53(10):1924-1939. doi: 10.1037/dev0000331. Epub 2017 Jul 31.


Hair Trace Element and Electrolyte Content in Women with Natural and In Vitro Fertilization-Induced Pregnancy.

Skalny AV, Tinkov AA, Voronina I, Terekhina O, Skalnaya MG, Kovas Y.

Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Jan;181(1):1-9. doi: 10.1007/s12011-017-1032-0. Epub 2017 Apr 25.


Reading self-perceived ability, enjoyment and achievement: A genetically informative study of their reciprocal links over time.

Malanchini M, Wang Z, Voronin I, Schenker VJ, Plomin R, Petrill SA, Kovas Y.

Dev Psychol. 2017 Apr;53(4):698-712. doi: 10.1037/dev0000209.


Phenotypic and genetic evidence for a unifactorial structure of spatial abilities.

Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft NG, Malanchini M, Rodic M, Selzam S, Schofield K, Dale PS, Kovas Y, Plomin R.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar 7;114(10):2777-2782. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1607883114. Epub 2017 Feb 21.


The genetic and environmental aetiology of spatial, mathematics and general anxiety.

Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft NG, Rodic M, Schofield K, Selzam S, Dale PS, Petrill SA, Kovas Y.

Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 21;7:42218. doi: 10.1038/srep42218.


From classroom environment to mathematics achievement: The mediating role of self-perceived ability and subject interest.

Tosto MG, Asbury K, Mazzocco MM, Petrill SA, Kovas Y.

Learn Individ Differ. 2016 Aug;50:260-269.


True grit and genetics: Predicting academic achievement from personality.

Rimfeld K, Kovas Y, Dale PS, Plomin R.

J Pers Soc Psychol. 2016 Nov;111(5):780-789. Epub 2016 Feb 11.


Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability.

Shakeshaft NG, Rimfeld K, Schofield KL, Selzam S, Malanchini M, Rodic M, Kovas Y, Plomin R.

Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 1;6:30545. doi: 10.1038/srep30545.


Predicting educational achievement from DNA.

Selzam S, Krapohl E, von Stumm S, O'Reilly PF, Rimfeld K, Kovas Y, Dale PS, Lee JJ, Plomin R.

Mol Psychiatry. 2017 Feb;22(2):267-272. doi: 10.1038/mp.2016.107. Epub 2016 Jul 19. Erratum in: Mol Psychiatry. 2017 Sep 26;:.


Genetics affects choice of academic subjects as well as achievement.

Rimfeld K, Ayorech Z, Dale PS, Kovas Y, Plomin R.

Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 16;6:26373. doi: 10.1038/srep26373.


Preschool Drawing and School Mathematics: The Nature of the Association.

Malanchini M, Tosto MG, Garfield V, Dirik A, Czerwik A, Arden R, Malykh S, Kovas Y.

Child Dev. 2016 May;87(3):929-43. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12520. Epub 2016 Apr 15.


A latent profile analysis of math achievement, numerosity, and math anxiety in twins.

Hart SA, Logan JA, Thompson L, Kovas Y, McLoughlin G, Petrill SA.

J Educ Psychol. 2016 Feb 1;108(2):181-193. Epub 2015 Jul 6.


Intrinsic Motivation and Achievement in Mathematics in Elementary School: A Longitudinal Investigation of Their Association.

Garon-Carrier G, Boivin M, Guay F, Kovas Y, Dionne G, Lemelin JP, Séguin JR, Vitaro F, Tremblay RE.

Child Dev. 2016 Jan-Feb;87(1):165-75. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12458. Epub 2015 Nov 9.


Is Math Anxiety Always Bad for Math Learning? The Role of Math Motivation.

Wang Z, Lukowski SL, Hart SA, Lyons IM, Thompson LA, Kovas Y, Mazzocco MM, Plomin R, Petrill SA.

Psychol Sci. 2015 Dec;26(12):1863-76. doi: 10.1177/0956797615602471. Epub 2015 Oct 30.


Pleiotropy across academic subjects at the end of compulsory education.

Rimfeld K, Kovas Y, Dale PS, Plomin R.

Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 23;5:11713. doi: 10.1038/srep11713.


Why children differ in motivation to learn: Insights from over 13,000 twins from 6 countries.

Kovas Y, Garon-Carrier G, Boivin M, Petrill SA, Plomin R, Malykh SB, Spinath F, Murayama K, Ando J, Bogdanova OY, Brendgen M, Dionne G, Forget-Dubois N, Galajinsky EV, Gottschling J, Guay F, Lemelin JP, Logan JA, Yamagata S, Shikishima C, Spinath B, Thompson LA, Tikhomirova TN, Tosto MG, Tremblay R, Vitaro F.

Pers Individ Dif. 2015 Jul;80:51-63.


Spatial complexity of character-based writing systems and arithmetic in primary school: a longitudinal study.

Rodic M, Tikhomirova T, Kolienko T, Malykh S, Bogdanova O, Zueva DY, Gynku EI, Wan S, Zhou X, Kovas Y.

Front Psychol. 2015 Mar 26;6:333. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00333. eCollection 2015.


Etiological Distinction of Working Memory Components in Relation to Mathematics.

Lukowski SL, Soden B, Hart SA, Thompson LA, Kovas Y, Petrill SA.

Intelligence. 2014 Nov;47:54-62.


The high heritability of educational achievement reflects many genetically influenced traits, not just intelligence.

Krapohl E, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft NG, Trzaskowski M, McMillan A, Pingault JB, Asbury K, Harlaar N, Kovas Y, Dale PS, Plomin R.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 21;111(42):15273-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1408777111. Epub 2014 Oct 6.


The correlation between reading and mathematics ability at age twelve has a substantial genetic component.

Davis OS, Band G, Pirinen M, Haworth CM, Meaburn EL, Kovas Y, Harlaar N, Docherty SJ, Hanscombe KB, Trzaskowski M, Curtis CJ, Strange A, Freeman C, Bellenguez C, Su Z, Pearson R, Vukcevic D, Langford C, Deloukas P, Hunt S, Gray E, Dronov S, Potter SC, Tashakkori-Ghanbaria A, Edkins S, Bumpstead SJ, Blackwell JM, Bramon E, Brown MA, Casas JP, Corvin A, Duncanson A, Jankowski JA, Markus HS, Mathew CG, Palmer CN, Rautanen A, Sawcer SJ, Trembath RC, Viswanathan AC, Wood NW, Barroso I, Peltonen L, Dale PS, Petrill SA, Schalkwyk LS, Craig IW, Lewis CM, Price TS; Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, Donnelly P, Plomin R, Spencer CC.

Nat Commun. 2014 Jul 8;5:4204. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5204.


Cross-cultural investigation into cognitive underpinnings of individual differences in early arithmetic.

Rodic M, Zhou X, Tikhomirova T, Wei W, Malykh S, Ismatulina V, Sabirova E, Davidova Y, Tosto MG, Lemelin JP, Kovas Y.

Dev Sci. 2015 Jan;18(1):165-74. doi: 10.1111/desc.12204. Epub 2014 Jun 27.


Why do we differ in number sense? Evidence from a genetically sensitive investigation.

Tosto MG, Petrill SA, Halberda J, Trzaskowski M, Tikhomirova TN, Bogdanova OY, Ly R, Wilmer JB, Naiman DQ, Germine L, Plomin R, Kovas Y.

Intelligence. 2014 Mar;43(100):35-46.


Who is afraid of math? Two sources of genetic variance for mathematical anxiety.

Wang Z, Hart SA, Kovas Y, Lukowski S, Soden B, Thompson LA, Plomin R, McLoughlin G, Bartlett CW, Lyons IM, Petrill SA.

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 Sep;55(9):1056-64. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12224. Epub 2014 Mar 10.


Why do spatial abilities predict mathematical performance?

Tosto MG, Hanscombe KB, Haworth CM, Davis OS, Petrill SA, Dale PS, Malykh S, Plomin R, Kovas Y.

Dev Sci. 2014 May;17(3):462-70. doi: 10.1111/desc.12138. Epub 2014 Jan 11.


Literacy and numeracy are more heritable than intelligence in primary school.

Kovas Y, Voronin I, Kaydalov A, Malykh SB, Dale PS, Plomin R.

Psychol Sci. 2013 Oct;24(10):2048-56. doi: 10.1177/0956797613486982. Epub 2013 Sep 3.


Evidence for shared genetic risk between ADHD symptoms and reduced mathematics ability: a twin study.

Greven CU, Kovas Y, Willcutt EG, Petrill SA, Plomin R.

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 Jan;55(1):39-48. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12090. Epub 2013 Jun 3.


Understanding neurocognitive developmental disorders can improve education for all.

Butterworth B, Kovas Y.

Science. 2013 Apr 19;340(6130):300-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1231022. Review.


Understanding the science-learning environment: A genetically sensitive approach.

Haworth CM, Davis OS, Hanscombe KB, Kovas Y, Dale PS, Plomin R.

Learn Individ Differ. 2013 Feb;23(100):145-150.

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