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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

Genes influence ability to read a person’s mind from their eyes

Our DNA influences our ability to read a person’s thoughts and emotions from looking at their eyes, suggests a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

Inaugral fellowship strengthens ties between Cambridge and the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research links between the University of Cambridge and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) were deepened following the award of the inaugural CUHK Autism Research Fellowship in Neuroscience to Cambridge doctoral candidate Dwaipayan (Deep) Adhya.

Recent ARC Publications

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

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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