Mathematical Talent is Linked to Autism

@article{BaronCohen2007MathematicalTI,
  title={Mathematical Talent is Linked to Autism},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally J. Wheelwright and A. Burtenshaw and Esther Hobson},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={125-131}
}
A total of 378 mathematics undergraduates (selected for being strong at “systemizing”) and 414 students in other (control) disciplines at Cambridge University were surveyed with two questions: (1) Do you have a diagnosed autism spectrum condition? (2) How many relatives in your immediate family have a diagnosed autism spectrum condition? Results showed seven cases of autism in the math group (or 1.85%) vs one case of autism in the control group (or 0.24%), a ninefold difference that is… 

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