Fetal testosterone and empathy: Evidence from the Empathy Quotient (EQ) and the “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” Test

  title={Fetal testosterone and empathy: Evidence from the Empathy Quotient (EQ) and the “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” Test},
  author={Emma Chapman and Simon Baron-Cohen and Bonnie Auyeung and Rebecca C. Knickmeyer and Kevin Taylor and Gerald Hackett},
  journal={Social Neuroscience},
  pages={135 - 148}
Abstract Empathy involves an understanding of what others are thinking and feeling, and enables us to interact in the social world. According to the Empathizing–Systemizing (E–S) theory, females on average have a stronger drive to empathize than males. This sex difference may in part reflect developmental differences in brain structure and function, which are themselves under the influence of fetal testosterone (fT). Previous studies have found that fT is inversely correlated with social… 
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