Autism, Hypersystemizing, and Truth

@article{BaronCohen2008AutismHA,
  title={Autism, Hypersystemizing, and Truth},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={61},
  pages={64 - 75}
}
  • S. Baron-Cohen
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Psychology
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Evidence is reviewed suggesting that, in the general population, empathizing and systemizing show strong sex differences. The function of systemizing is to predict lawful events, including lawful change, or patterns in data. Also reviewed is the evidence that individuals on the autistic spectrum have degrees of empathizing difficulties alongside hypersystemizing. The hypersystemizing theory of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) proposes that people with ASC have an unusually strong drive to… 

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