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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 Press Releases

The basic human rights of autistic people are not being met, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, a world expert on autism, told the United Nations in New York, to mark Autism Awareness Week

In his keynote speech, Professor Baron-Cohen argued that even with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities having been adopted in 2006, people with autism still do not enjoy human rights to the same extent as everyone else.


Recent ARC Publications

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

The Eyes and Window to the Mind

S Baron-Cohen

Psychosis in autism: comparison of the features of both conditions in a dually affected cohort

F Larson, A Wagner, P Jones, D Tantam, M-C Lai, S Baron-Cohen & A Holland

Reduced Hippocampal Functional Connectivity During Episodic Memory Retrieval in Autism

R Cooper, F Richter, P Bays, K Plaisted-Grant, S Baron-Cohen & J Simons

In Vivo Evidence of Reduced Integrity of the Gray– White Matter Boundary in Autism Spectrum Disorder

D Andrews, T Avino, M Gudbrandsen, E Daly, A Marquand, C Murphy, M-C Lai, M Lombardo, A Ruigrok, S Williams, E Bullmore, The MRC AIMS Consortium, J Suckling, S Baron-Cohen, M Craig, D Murphy & C Ecker

Eye movements reveal a dissociation between memory encoding and retrieval in adults with autism

R Cooper, K Plaisted-Grant, S Baron-Cohen & J Simons

Imaging Sex/Gender and Autism in the Brain: Etiological Implications

M-C Lai, J Lerch, D Floris, A Ruigrok, A Pohl, M Lombardo & S Baron-Cohen



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