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Autism and Minds Wired for Science: Ethical Implications (the Forum)
8 February 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Our panel will offer perspectives from neuroscience, history and philosophy on autism: How has our understanding of autism evolved? Why is autism so often linked with scientific and mathematical talent? Does this mean that some minds are ‘wired’ for science (and others not)? Is autism really a disorder, or just an aspect of human ‘neurodiversity’?
Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology (Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge)
John Dupré, Professor of Philosophy of Science (University of Exeter)
Bonnie Evans, Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of History (Queen Mary, University of London)
Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Associate Professor of Neuroscience (University of Reading)