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The mission of the ARC is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention. The ARC fosters collaboration between scientists in Cambridge University and outside, to accelerate this mission.

Recent ARC Publications

Investigating the Structure of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient Using Mokken Scaling

M Stewart, C Allison, S Baron-Cohen, R Watson

Validation of existing diagnosis of autism in mainland China using standardised diagnostic instruments

X Sun, C Allison, B Auyeung, Z Zhang, F Matthews, S Baron-Cohen, Carol Brayne

Developmental white matter microstructure in autism phenotype and corresponding endophenotype during adolescence

D Lisiecka, R Holt, R Tait, M Ford, M-C Lai, L Chura, S Baron-Cohen, M Spencer, J Suckling

Genetic variant rs17225178 in the ARNT2 gene is associated with Asperger Syndrome

A Di Napoli, V Warrier, S Baron-Cohen, B Chakrabarti

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Does Self-Report with the OCI-R Tell Us?

T Cadman, D Spain, P Johnston, A Russell, D Mataix-Cols, M Craig, Q Deeley, D Robertson, C Murphy, N Gillan, C Wilson, M Mendez, C Ecker, E Daly, J Findon, K Glaser, MRC AIMS Consortium, F Happe, Declan Murphy

Prediction of Autism by Translation and Immune/ Inflammation Coexpressed Genes in Toddlers From Pediatric Community Practices

T Pramparo, K Pierce, M Lombardo, C Carter Barnes, S Marinero, C Ahrens-Barbeau, S Murray, L Lopez, R Xu, E Courchesne

Relationship Between Surface-Based Brain Morphometric Measures and Intelligence in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Influence of History of Language Delay

J Balardin, J Sato, G Vieira, Yeu Feng, E Daly, C Murphy, MRC AIMS Consortium, D Murphy, C Ecker

Shorter spontaneous fixation durations in infants with later emerging autism

S Wass, E Jones, T Gliga, T Smith, T Charman, M Johnson, The BASIS team

Behavioural markers for autism in infancy: Scores on the Autism Observational Scale for Infants in a prospective study of at-risk siblings

I Gammer, R Bedford, M Elsabbagh, H Garwood, G Pasco, L Tucker, A Volein, M Johnson, T Charman, The BASIS Team

Sex/Gender Differences and Autism: Setting the Scene for Future Research

M-C Lai, M Lombardo, B Auyeung, B Chakrabarti, S Baron-Cohen

Oxytocin increases eye contact during a real-time, naturalistic social interaction in males with and without autism

B Auyeung, M Lombardo, M Heinrichs, B Chakrabarti, A Sule, J Deakin, R Bethlehem, L Dickens, N Mooney, J Sipple, P Thiemann, S Baron-Cohen

Atypical integration of social cues for orienting to gaze direction in adults with autism

C Ashwin, J Hietanen, S Baron-Cohen

Hyperconnectivity of the Right Posterior Temporo-parietal Junction Predicts Social Difficulties in Boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hsiang-Yun Chien, Hsiang-Yuan Lin, Meng-Chuan Lai, Susan Shur-Fen Gau, Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng

Measuring autistic traits in the general population: a systematic review of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) in a nonclinical population sample of 6,900 typical adult males and females

E Ruzich, C Allison, P Smith, P Watson, B Auyeung, Howard Ring, S Baron-Cohen

Dissociation between cognitive and affective empathy in youth with Asperger Syndrome

P. Rueda, P. Fernández-Berrocal, S. Baron-Cohen

Can Music Increase Empathy?

D Greenberg, P Rentfrow, S Baron-Cohen

Sex differences in the neural basis of false-belief and pragmatic language comprehension

C K Frank, S Baron-Cohen, B L Ganzel

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