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Behavioural neuroscience

A gene for impulsivity

Impulsivity has been linked to various psychiatric disorders and forms of violent behaviour. A gene mutated in a population of violent Finnish criminal offenders provides clues to the neural basis of this trait. See article p.1061

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Figure 1: HTR2B and the regulation of impulsivity.


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Kelsoe, J. A gene for impulsivity. Nature 468, 1049–1050 (2010).

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