Autism provision not good enough says leading expert prof Simon Baron Cohen

Cambridge University professor and top researcher into autism has urged government to rethink current provision for autistic individuals in the UK. Talking to John Bercow, speaker of the Houses of Parliament in the UK who also has an autistic son, at a National Autism Society (NAS) convention he was said to be underwhelmed by improvements […]

Study reveals link between autism and synaesthesia

Researchers from Cambridge University led by Professor of Developmental Psychopathology Simon Baron-Cohen have found a link between the condition Synaesthesia to autism. Synaesthesia is a condition which present in individuals causing them to taste or see colours when presented with a specific word. A person with synaesthesia could see a colour for a specific place name, […]

Press Release – Men and women with autism have ‘extreme male’ scores on the ‘eyes test’ of mindreading

Scientists at the University of Cambridge University have published new results in the journal PLoS ONE from the largest ever study of people with autism taking the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ test. Whilst typical adults showed the predicted and now well-established sex difference on this test, with women on average scoring higher than […]