Empathising and Systemising in Adults with and without Asperger Syndrome

@article{Lawson2004EmpathisingAS,
  title={Empathising and Systemising in Adults with and without Asperger Syndrome},
  author={John Lawson and Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally J. Wheelwright},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={301-310}
}
An experiment was devised to test the empathising–systemising (E–S) theory of autism. Three groups of participants took part in the study: males with Asperger Syndrome (AS) (n = 18), males without AS, (n = 44) and females from the general population (n = 45). Each participant completed two tasks: one that involved empathising and another that involved systemising. On the empathising task, females scored significantly higher than control males who in turn scored higher than males with AS… 
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