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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 largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have completed the world’s largest ever study of typical sex differences and autistic traits. They tested and confirmed two long-standing psychological theories: the Empathizing-Systemizing theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism.

Working with the television production company Channel 4, they tested over half a million people, including over 36,000 autistic people. The results are published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Recent ARC Publications

Elevated empathy in adults following childhood trauma

D M Greenberg, S Baron-Cohen, N Rosenberg, P Fonagy, P J Rentfrow

Development and validation of the camouflaging autistic traits questionnaire (CAT-Q)

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

Savant syndrome has a distinct psychological profile in autism

J E A Hughes, J Ward, E Gruffyd, S Baron-Cohen, P Smith, C Allison, J Simner

Visual search and autism symptoms: What young children search for and co-occurring ADHD matter

B R Doherty, T Charman, M H Johnson, G Scerif, Gliga T, BASIS Team

Genetic studies intend to help people with autism, not wipe them out

S Baron-Cohen

Review of Reasons to love the F-Word

S Baron-Cohen

Exploring the neuropsychiatric spectrum using high-content functional analysis of single-cell signaling networks

S G Lago, J Tomasik, G F van Rees, J M Ramsey, F Haenisch, J D Cooper, J A Broek, P Suarez-Pinilla, T Ruland, B Auyeug, O Mikova, N Kabacs, V Arolt, S Baron-Cohen, B Crespo-Facorro, S Bahn

The Cambridge Sympathy Test: Self-reported sympathy and distress in autism

R Holt , J Upadhyay, P Smith, C Allison, S Baron-Cohen, B Chakrabarti

Improving the recognition of autism in children and adults

C Allison, S Baron-Cohen

Polycystic ovary syndrome and autism: A test of the prenatal sex steroid theory

Cherskov, A, Pohl, A, Allison, C, Zhang, H, Payne, A, R, Baron-Cohen, S

Risk markers for suicidality in autistic adults

Cassidy, S, Bradley, L, Shaw, R, Baron-Cohen S

Sex-specific impact of prenatal androgens on social brain default mode subsystems

M Lombardo, B Auyeung, T Pramparo, A Quartier, J Courraud, R J Holt, J Waldman, A N V Ruigrok, N Mooney, R A I Bethlehem, M Lai, P Kundu, E T Bullmore, J Mandel, A Piton, S Baron-Cohen

 The truth about Hans Asperger's Nazi collusion

S Baron-Cohen

Autistic Traits in Treatment-Seeking Transgender Adults

A Nobili, C Glazebrook,  · W P Bouman, D Glidden, S Baron-Cohen, C Allison,  · P Smith, J Arcelus

Letter to the Editor: EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAP): the autism twin cohort

J Isaksson, K Tammimies, J Neufeld, É Cauvet, K Lundin, J K Buitelaar, E Loth, D G M Murphy, W Spooren, S Bölte, the EU-AIMS LEAP group

Did Hans Asperger actively assist the Nazi euthanasia program?

S Baron-Cohen, A Klin, S Silberman, J D Buxbaum

The EU-Emotion Voice Database

A Lassalle, D Pigat, H O’Reilly, S Berggen, S Fridenson-Hayo, S Tal, S Elfström, A Råde, O Golan, S Bölte, S Baron-Cohen, D Lundqvist

Adaptive Behaviour and Cognitive Skills: Stability and Change from 7 Months to 7 Years in Siblings at High Familial Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

E Salomone, E Shephard, B Milosavljevic, M H Johnson, T Charman, BASIS Team

Genome-wide analyses of self-reported empathy: correlations with autism, schizophrenia, and anorexia nervosa

V Warrier, R Toro, B Chakrabarti, the iPSYCH-Broad autism group, A D Børglum, J Grove, the 23andMe Research Team, D A Hinds, T Bourgeron, S Baron-Cohen

Empathizing-Systemizing cognitive styles: Effects of sex and academic degree

R Kidron, L Kaganovskiy, S Baron-Cohen

Cortical responses before 6 months of life associate with later autism

 S Lloyd-Fox, A Blasi, G Pasco, T Gliga, E J H Jones, D G M Murphy, C E Elwell, T Charman, M H Johnson, BASIS Team

Rare variants in axonogenesis genes connect three families with sound-color synesthesia

A K Tilot, K S Kucera, A Vino, J E Asher, S Baron-Cohen, S E Fisher

Prediction of Autism at 3 Years from Behavioural and Developmental Measures in High-Risk Infants: A Longitudinal Cross-Domain Classifier Analysis

G Bussu, E J H Jones, T Charman, M H Johnson, J K Buitelaar, the BASIS Team

Genetic contribution to ‘theory of mind’ in adolescence

V Warrier, S Baron-Cohen

Developmental change in look durations predicts later effortful control in toddlers at familial risk for ASD

A Hendry, E J H Jones, R Bedford, T Gliga, T Charman, M H Johnson, the BASIS Team

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