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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

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

Effects of Oxytocin on Attention to Emotional Faces in Healthy Volunteers and Highly Socially Anxious Males

R Clark-Elford, P Nathan, B Auyeung, K Mogg, B Bradley, A Sule, U Müller, R Dudas, B Sahakian, S Baron-Cohen

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

Parental concerns, socio-economic status, and the risk of autism spectrum conditions in a population-based study

X Sun, C Allison, B Auyeung, S Baron-Cohen, C Brayne

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