Within the framework of a multi-methodological and model-led "imaging genetic" approach our project aims to explain the influence of genesonstructuralproperties ofthe brainas well oncognitiveprocessesunderlyingglobalreading performance. For that purposewe calculatefrom the subjects' genotypeanIndividual Reading-Associated Genetic Score (IRAGS). The IRAGS will be further correlated with the subjects‘ behavioral, neuroanatomic (structural)as well as physiological (functional)neuro-cognitivedata.
A combination ofgenetic analysesandimaging techniqueswillprovide a broad understandingof readingskills - from genesthrough brainfunctiontosub-processesof globalreading performance. This should providea basisforthedevelopmentof disease-specificdiagnosticandtherapeutic procedures.
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