Another advanced test of theory of mind: evidence from very high functioning adults with autism or asperger syndrome.

@article{BaronCohen1997AnotherAT,
  title={Another advanced test of theory of mind: evidence from very high functioning adults with autism or asperger syndrome.},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen and Therese Jolliffe and Catherine Mortimore and M M Robertson},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={
          813-22
        }
}
Previous studies have found a subgroup of people with autism or Asperger Syndrome who pass second-order tests of theory of mind. However, such tests have a ceiling in developmental terms corresponding to a mental age of about 6 years. It is therefore impossible to say if such individuals are intact or impaired in their theory of mind skills. We report the performance of very high functioning adults with autism or Asperger Syndrome on an adult test of theory of mind ability. The task involved… 

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