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Is Autism an Extreme of the Male Brain?

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Darwin@LSE Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2005
Time: 6:00pm
Venue
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker:  Professor Simon Baron-Cohen
Chair:  Professor Simon Blackburn

What can sex differences tell us about autism - and vice versa?  Autism affects males far more than females.  Might it be an extreme of the male brain - male brains being more interested in systemising, female brains more in empathising?

Simon Baron-Cohen is professor of developmental psychopathology and director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.   His recent book The Essential Difference: men, women and the extreme male brain is a highly acclaimed best seller.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Weblink: www.autismresearchcentre.com|

Transcript

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen's presentation| (PowerPoint)

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043.

 
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