Autism, Sex and Science: Simon Baron-Cohen at TEDxKingsCollegeLondon

Publish on 25 June 2015

Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the Director of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge University and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of several books such as "Mindblindness", "The Essential Difference", "Prenatal Testosterone in Mind" and "Zero Degrees of Empathy", as well as the BAFTA-nominated DVDs "Mind Reading" and "The Transporters" to help people with autism to learn emotion recognition. He has received awards from the American Psychological Association and the British Psychological Society for his research contributions which range from the 'theory of mind' hypothesis of autism in 1985 to developing 'red flags' for autism in 2012. Recent awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from MENSA (2011) and the Kanner--Asperger Medal (2013). He is a trustee of a number of autism charities, including the Autism Research Trust
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