The Extreme Male Brain Theory and Gender Role Behaviour in Persons with an Autism Spectrum Condition.
Male brain theory of autism
The “extreme male brain” theory of autism was initially proposed in 2002 by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, who founded the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, UK. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have…
The Extreme Male Brain Theory of Autism: The Role of Fetal Androgens
- Psychology, Medicine
It remains to be tested whether fT is elevated in children who go on to develop an ASD and whether such hyper-masculinization is evident at the level of neuroanatomy and neural function in ASD.
Some difficulties behind the concept of the ‘Extreme male brain’ in autism research. A theoretical review
- PsychologyResearch in Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Extreme Male Brain Theory of Autism and the Potential Adverse Effects for Boys and Girls with Autism
- PsychologyJournal of Bioethical Inquiry
It is argued that Baron-Cohen is misled by an unpersuasive gendering of certain capacities or aptitudes in the human population and may inadvertently favour boys in diagnosing children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Extreme Male Brain Theory of Autism
Autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) are a category of neurodevelopmental disorders with symptoms of communication and social impairment, and the exhibition of restrictive and repetitive behaviours.…
Testing the ‘Extreme Female Brain’ Theory of Psychosis in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder with or without Co-Morbid Psychosis
- Psychology, MedicinePloS one
The bias for empathizing over systemizing may be linked to the presence of psychosis in people with ASD, and the link between mania/hypomania and an empathizing bias was greater in women with ASD and psychosis than in men with ASD.
The ‘extreme female brain’: increased cognitive empathy as a dimension of psychopathology
The Relationship Between Systemising and Mental Rotation and the Implications for the Extreme Male Brain Theory of Autism
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of autism and developmental disorders
Systemising was found to correlate with mental rotation, specifically the non-rotational component(s) of the mental rotation task but not the rotational component of the task.
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