CogChip: development of a targeted genotyping chip for executive function

Project Description

Our capacities to focus on a task at hand, to filter distractions and to inhibit unwanted impulses, are collectively referred to as executive functions. Executive function varies on a continuum in the general population across the lifespan, with individual differences largely due to differences in underlying genetics. This project proposes the use of DNA sequencing technology to identify the genetics of executive function. We propose to leverage this knowledge to develop a customised genotyping chip, called CogChip. CogChip may find application for prediction
of individual differences in executive ability across multiple settings including education and industry.
Short titleCogChip
Effective start/end date20/12/1719/12/20