Children of older fathers perform less well in intelligence tests during infancy

Monday, March 9, 2009 - 21:49 in Psychology & Sociology

Children of older fathers perform less well in a range of cognitive tests during infancy and early childhood, according to a study published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine. In contrast, the study finds that children with older mothers gain higher scores in the same tests – designed to measure the ability to think and reason, including concentration, learning, memory, speaking and reading skills.

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