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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

Differences in change blindness to real-life scenes in adults with autism spectrum conditions

C Ashwin, S Wheelwright & S Baron-Cohen

Understanding role of steroids in typical and atypical brain development: Advantages of using a "brain in a dish" approach

D Adhya, E Annuario, M Lancaster, J Price, S Baron-Cohen & D Srivastava

Familial digit ratio (2D:4D) associations in a general population sample from Wales

G Richards, W Bellin & W Davies

Digit ratio (2D:4D) and prenatal/perinatal sex hormones: A response to Manning and Fink

G Richards

What is the evidence for a link between digit ratio (2D:4D) and direct measures of prenatal sex hormones?

G Richards

Sensory perception in autism

C Robertson & S Baron-Cohen

The Genetics of Autism

V Warrier & S Baron-Cohen

Digit ratio (2D:4D) and beliefs in superstitions, conspiracy theories and the paranormal

G Richards

The overlap between autistic spectrum conditions and borderline personality disorder

R Dudas, C Lovejoy, S Cassidy, C Allison, P Smith & S Baron-Cohen

People with autism spectrum conditions make more consistent decisions

G Farmer, S Baron-Cohen & W Skylark

Genome-wide meta-analysis of cognitive empathy: heritability, and correlates with sex, europsychiatric conditions and cognition

V Warrier, KL Grasby, F Uzefovsky, R Toro, P Smith, B Chakrabarti, J Khadake, E Mawbey-Adamson, N Litteman, J-J Hottenga, G Lubke, DI Boomsma, NG Martin, PK Hatemi, SE Medland, DA Hinds, T Bourgeron & S Baron-Cohen

Structural Covariance Networks in Children with Autism and ADHD

R Bethlehem, R Romero-Garcia, E Mak, E Bullmore & S Baron-Cohen

The EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAP): clinical characterisation

T Charman, E Loth, J Tillmann, D Crawley, C Wooldridge, D Goyard, J Ahmad, B Auygeung, S Ambrosino, T Banaschewski, S Baron-Cohen, S Baumeister, C Beckmann, S Bölte, T Bourgeron, C Bours, M Brammer, D Brandeis, C Brogna, Y de Brujin, B Chakrabarti, I Cornelissen, F Dell' Acqua, G Dumas, S Durston, C Ecker, J Faulkner, V Frouin, P Garcés, L Ham, H Hayward, J Hipp, R Holt, J Isaksson, M Johnson, E Jones, P Kundu, M-C Lai, X D'ardhuy, M Lombardo, D Lythgoe, R Mandl, L Mason, A Meyer-Lindenberg, C Moessnang, N Mueller, L O'Dwyer, M Oldehinkel, B Oranje, G Pandina, A Persico, B Ruggeri, A Ruigrok, J Sabet, R Sacco, A San José Cáceres, E Simonoff, R Toro, H Tost, J Waldman, S Williams, M Zwiers, W Spooren, D Murphy & J Buitelaar

The EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAP): design and methodologies to identify and validate stratification biomarkers for autism spectrum disorders

E Loth, T Charman, L Mason, J Tillmann, E Jones, C Wooldridge, J Ahmad, B Auygeung, C Brogna, S Ambrosino, T Banaschewski, S Baron-Cohen, S Baumeister, C Beckmann, M Brammer, D Brandeis, S Bölte, T Bourgeron, C Bours, Y de Brujin, B Chakrabarti, D Crawley, I Cornelissen, F Dell' Acqua, G Dumas, S Durston, C Ecker, J Faulkner, V Frouin, P Garces, D Goyard, H Hayward, L Ham, J Hipp, R Holt, M Johnson, J Isaksson, P Kundu, M-C Lai, X D'ardhuy, M Lombardo, D Lythgoe, R Mandl, A Meyer-Lindenberg, C Moessnang, N Mueller, L O'Dwyer, M Oldehinkel, B Oranje, G Pandina, A Persico, A Ruigrok, B Ruggeri, J Sabet, R Sacco, A San José Cáceres, E Simonoff, R Toro, H Tost, J Waldman, S Williams, M Zwiers, W Spooren, D Murphy & J Buitelaar

Sensory reactivity, empathizing and systemizing in autism spectrum conditions and sensory processing disorder

T Tavassoli, LJ Miller, S Schoen, JJ Brout, J Sullivan & S Baron-Cohen

“Putting on My Best Normal”: Social Camouflaging in Adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions

L Hull, KV Petrides, C Allison, P Smith, S Baron-Cohen, M-C Lai& W Mandy

Validation of the Empathy Quotient in Mainland China

Q Zhao, D Neumann, X Cao, S Baron-Cohen, X Sun, Y Cao, C Yan, Y Wang, L Shao & D Shum

Editorial Perspective: Neurodiversity – a revolutionary concept for autism and psychiatry

S Baron Cohen

Intranasal oxytocin enhances intrinsic corticostriatal functional connectivity in women

R Bethlehem, M Lombardo, M-C Lai, B Auyeung, S Crockford, J Deakin, S Soubramanian, A Sule, P Kundu, V Voon & S Baron-Cohen

Impaired recollection of visual scene details in adults with autism spectrum conditions

R Cooper, K Plaisted-Grant, D Hannula, C Ranganath, S Baron-Cohen, J Simons

Sex differences in frontal lobe connectivity in adults with autism spectrum conditions

E Zeestraten, M Gudbrandsen, E Daly, M de Schotten, M Catani, F Del'Acqua, M-C Lai, A Ruigrok, M Lombardo, B Chakrabarti, S Baron-Cohen, C Ecker, MRC AIMS Consortium, D Murphy, & M Craig

Is Synaesthesia More Prevalent in Autism Spectrum Conditions? Only Where There Is Prodigious Talent

J Hughes, J Simner, S Baron-Cohen, D Treffert, & J Ward

Association Between the Probability of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Normative Sex-Related Phenotypic Diversity in Brain Structure

C Ecker, D Andrews, C Gudbrandsen, A Marquand, C Ginestet, E Daly, C Murphy, M-C Lai, M Lombardo, A Ruigrok, E Bullmore, J Suckling, S Williams, S Baron-Cohen, M Craig, D Murphy; for the MRC AIMS Consortium

Atypical sensory sensitivity as a shared feature between synaesthesia and autism

J. Ward, C Hoadley, J Hughes, P Smith, C Allison, S Baron-Cohen, & J Simner

‘Emotiplay’: a serious game for learning about emotions in children with autism: results of a cross-cultural evaluation

S. Fridenson-Hayo, S. Berggren, A. Lassalle, S. Tal, D. Pigat, N. Meir-Goren, H. O’Reilly, S. Ben-Zur, S. Bölte, S. Baron-Cohen, O. Golan



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