How to Test the Extreme Male Brain Theory of Autism in Terms of Foetal Androgens?

@article{Knickmeyer2008HowTT,
  title={How to Test the Extreme Male Brain Theory of Autism in Terms of Foetal Androgens?},
  author={Rebecca C. Knickmeyer and Simon Baron-Cohen and Bonnie Auyeung and Emma Ashwin},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={995-996}
}
We are writing to comment on Falter et al’s recent paper in JADD, ‘‘Visuo-spatial Processing in Autism: Testing the Predictions of Extreme Male Brain (EMB) Theory’’ which attempts to test 2 hypotheses. The authors present intriguing data regarding the degree of overlap between sexually dimorphic cognitive tasks and tasks that are altered in autism spectrum conditions (ASC). However, mental rotation is not an ideal task for testing the elevated foetal testosterone (fT) hypothesis of ASC. As the… 
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