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Table 1 Heritability estimates for EEG/ERP traits*

From: From genotype to EEG endophenotype: a route for post-genomic understanding of complex psychiatric disease?

EEG/ERP trait

Heritability estimates

References

Power α band

86-96%

[3032]

Power θ band

80-90%

[30, 32]

Power β band

70-82%

[30, 32]

Peak frequency α band

71-83%

[33, 34]

Path length α band

48-68%

[31]

Cluster coefficient β band

25-40%

[31]

Path length β band

29-42%

[31]

Cluster coefficient α band

37-45%

[31]

Long range temporal correlations α band

47%

[35]

Long range temporal correlations β band

42%

[35]

Frontal EEG asymmetry α band

1-37%

[36]

P50 amplitude attenuation

34%

[47]

N1 amplitude attenuation

45%

[47]

P2 amplitude attenuation

54%

[47]

Mismatch negativity

58%

[37]

Posterior N1 amplitude

50%

[38]

Posterior N1 latency

45%

[38]

Anterior N1 amplitude

22%

[38]

Anterior N1 latency

43%

[38]

Go/Nogo difference N2 amplitude

53%

[39]

Error positivity

52%

[40]

Error-related negativity

47%

[40]

P3 amplitude

50-80%

[37, 41, 42]

P3 latency

38-50%

[37, 41, 42]

Onset lateralized readiness potential

54-62%

[43]

Peak lateralized readiness potential latency

38-45%

[43]

  1. *Data are from studies comparing the resemblance in monozygotic twins with that in dizygotic twins. If a measure was available at multiple electrodes, the electrodes with highest amplitude were selected. A range of heritabilities reflects either the variation in estimates across multiple studies or across multiple age groups within a single study.