Sunday, 6 December 2009

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

Director, Autism Research Centre (ARC)
Professor of Developmental Psychopathology
Fellow, Trinity College,

Department of Experimental Psychology

University of Cambridge

Research interests: Autism, Asperger Syndrome, sex differences and empathy.


I work at the ARC where we have 3 major programs: (1) cognitive neuroscience into the causes of autism spectrum conditions (ASCs); (2) diagnosis, screening and epidemiology of ASCs; and (3) clinical/intervention research into what helps individuals on the autistic spectrum. The first program includes genetic, endocrine, fMRI, cognitive (including perceptual) and behavioural studies. The second program includes the evaluation of screening checklists at different points across the lifespan, from toddler screens (the CHAT) to primary school screens (the CAST) and adult screens (the AQ). The third program includes treatment studies and special educational methods. For more details, see

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