Sex Differences in the Brain: Implications for Explaining Autism

  title={Sex Differences in the Brain: Implications for Explaining Autism},
  author={S. Baron-Cohen and R. Knickmeyer and M. Belmonte},
  pages={819 - 823}
  • S. Baron-Cohen, R. Knickmeyer, M. Belmonte
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Empathizing is the capacity to predict and to respond to the behavior of agents (usually people) by inferring their mental states and responding to these with an appropriate emotion. Systemizing is the capacity to predict and to respond to the behavior of nonagentive deterministic systems by analyzing input-operation-output relations and inferring the rules that govern such systems. At a population level, females are stronger empathizers and males are stronger systemizers. The “extreme male… CONTINUE READING
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