Is There a Link between Engineering and Autism?

@article{BaronCohen1997IsTA,
  title={Is There a Link between Engineering and Autism?},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally J. Wheelwright and Carol Stott and Patrick F. Bolton and Ian Michael Goodyer},
  journal={Autism},
  year={1997},
  volume={1},
  pages={101 - 109}
}
Autism is a severe childhood neuropsychiatric condition with a substantial genetic component. At the cognitive level children with autism are impaired in the development of their folk psychology, seict while they are normal or even superior in the development of their folk physics. We predicted that if their parent shared this cognitive phenotype, then they should be over-represented in engineering as an occupation. This prediction was confirmed. Both fathers and grand-fathers of children with… 

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