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New ways to think about Autism and why it matters

What’s wrong with using the word “spectrum” to describe autism? Perhaps some would suggest that the precise terminology used for referring to these medical conditions is relatively unimportant. In fact, the current terminology facilitates views that distort or oversimplify reality and may be causing harm.In talking about people with one or another form of autism, phrases such as “severely affected” or “high-functioning” are used frequently, but they can conceal as much as they reveal. These two ...
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Only empathy can break the cycle of violence in Israel-Palestine | Simon Baron-Cohen

I’ve spent my career studying empathy. It’s a vital first step in conflicts where both sides have dehumanised each otherEmpathy is all about imagining other minds, appreciating that different people have different perspectives, and responding to their thoughts and feelings with an appropriate emotion. After a career studying autism and the nature of empathy, I see empathy as one of our most valuable natural resources. It has particular promise as an approach to conflict resolution, one that has ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Israel, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Israel Palestine, Simon Baron Cohen


Extreme male brain theory of autism confirmed

A study of 700,000 people examined two long-standing psychological theories. Simon Baron-Cohen and colleagues explain.
Tags: Biology, Simon Baron Cohen


Women really are more empathetic and men more analytical, biggest ever study shows 

If you often sit on a train pondering how the rail networks are coordinated then you are more likely to be male, new research suggests. Likewise if friends often come to you with their problems, then chances are you’re a woman. In the biggest ever study examining differences between the sexes, scientists have concluded that women really are more empathetic while men are more analytical and logical. Researchers at the University of Cambridge tested more than 680,000 people and found that on avera...
Tags: Science, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, National Academy of Sciences PNAS, Simon Baron Cohen, Autism Research Centre, Dr Varun Warrier, Prof Baron Cohen


Study finds that genes play a role in empathy

Empathy has two parts: the ability to recognize another person’s thoughts and feelings, and the ability to respond with an appropriate emotion to someone else’s thoughts and feelings. The first part is called ‘cognitive empathy’ and the second part ‘affective empathy’. Fifteen years ago, a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge developed the Empathy Quotient (EQ), a brief self-report measure of empathy. The EQ measures both parts of empathy. Previous research showed that some ...
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Genes influence ability to read a person’s mind from their eyes

Twenty years ago, a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge developed a test of ‘cognitive empathy’ called the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test (or the Eyes Test, for short). This revealed that people can rapidly interpret what another person is thinking or feeling from looking at their eyes alone. It also showed that some of us are better at this than others, and that women on average score better on this test than men. Now, the same team, working with the genetics company 2...
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Why You Cannot See My Daughter's Autism

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Human rights of people with autism not being met, leading expert tells United Nations

In his keynote speech, Professor Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, argued that even with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities having been adopted in 2006, people with autism still do not enjoy human rights to the same extent as everyone else. At least 1% of the world’s population is on the autism spectrum, which equates to some 70 million people with autism on the planet.  Autism is a spectrum of neurological disabil...
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Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine review – men’s and women’s brains are not different

The psychologist provides more evidence that the inequality of the sexes in society is cultural not naturalCordelia Fine is an optimistic writer. In her two earlier books of popular neuroscience (A Mind of Its Own and Delusions of Gender), the psychologist established a reputation for exemplary clarity on complex topics, pleasing wit, feminist principle – and beneath it all, the animating faith that people can be improved through knowledge. Testosterone Rex starts with a quote from Chimamanda Ng...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Gender, Science, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Feminism, Science and nature, Rex, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ripley, Simon Baron Cohen


Does your empathy predict if you would stop and help an injured person?

A team of psychologists at the University of Cambridge has conducted a social psychology experiment to test the theory that an individual’s level of empathy influences their behaviour. The results of their preliminary study, dubbed “The Trumpington Road Study” and published in the journal Social Neuroscience, suggest that this theory is correct. In the experiment, one of the team posed as an injured person, sitting on the grass on Trumpington Road, one the main roads running through Cambri...
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What the Length of Your Ring Finger Can Tell You About Your Masculinity

Stop what you’re doing and look at your hands. Is your ring finger longer than your index finger? If so, you were likely exposed to higher levels of testosterone while you were in your mother’s womb. Is your index finger longer than your ring finger? Then you were exposed to lower levels of T as a fetus. So what? Well, while it might sound like hokey palm reading, researchers are finding that the ratio between the length of your ring and index fingers may in fact correlate to your prenatal exp...
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Stranger in a Strange Land: My Life With Asperger's

How did you know you had Asperger's? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Leo Mauro, proud owner of an Aspie brain since 1957, on Quora. I don't know [when I knew I had Aspergers]; probably at the beginning. I was still quite young (about 7-8 years old) and I already noticed that I was a Stranger in a Strange Land. To me, human interactions were befuddling, to say the least. I never could u...
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Adults/Women With Asperger's - The Good and Bad

For those of us who have made it to adulthood, it can be very difficult to find valuable information on Asperger's and autism. Even more so for women - which is why I was glad to come across this article in Psychology today. Although I have an issue with the title (The Girl With a Boy's Brain) , which refers to Simon Baron Cohen's theory that autism is essentially an "extreme male brain," the article does a very good job of profiling a woman with AS.As a female with AS myself, I do NOT consider ...
Tags: USATODAY, Asperger, Simon Baron Cohen