AUTISM

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  • AUTISM
    • sex genes, hormones
      • genetic link
      • 3/4 male
        • genetic link
      • baron-cohen
        • extreme version of male brain
          • presence of testosterone in womb
            • influences brain development
    • exaggerated male brain
      • male brain bigger then female brain
        • autistic brain even bigger
      • males better at spacial skills
        • autistic people even better
      • males slow language development
        • autistic even slower
    • Overview
      • developmental disorder
      • effects ability to interact and communicate
      • diagnosed between 18 and 4 years
      • lower then average language abilities
      • low imaginative thinking
      • problem with social relationships
      • preference for order and organisation
      • resistance to change
    • females with autism
      • some testosterone produced in female foetuses
    • other gender differences
      • Baron-cohen
        • girls better empathisers
          • boys systemaisers
            • Baron-cohen
              • girls better empathisers
                • boys systemaisers
                  • baby boys prefer mechanical movement, girls prefer natural
                    • behaviour is innate as babies so young
            • baby boys prefer mechanical movement, girls prefer natural
              • behaviour is innate as babies so young
      • Evaluation
        • account for why there are more boys then girls with autism
          • leaves open the possibility for an explanation to why girls also suffer
        • explain exceptional skills
          • not everyone has special skill
        • extreme males would suggest more violence
        • defines maleness as mild form of autism

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