Baron-Cohen

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  • Baron-Cohen
    • Aim
      • Provide support for a cognitive explanation of Autism
        • Specifically that autistic adults lack advanced theory of mind skills
    • Participants
      • 16 - High Functioning Autism (4) or Asperger's Syndrome (12)
        • 13 Males
        • 3 Females
      • 50 normal age matched
        • 25 Males
        • 25 Females
      • 10 Tourettes sydrome
        • 8 Males
        • 2 Females
    • Method
      • The Eyes task
        • 25 Photographs displaying different emotions (male and female)
          • Gender recognition task
        • 3 Seconds, then have to choose one of 2 possible answers
      • Control tasks
        • Strange Stories
      • Gender recognition task
      • Quasi experiment
    • Findings
      • Eyes Task
        • Normal
          • 20.3
        • Autism
          • 16.3
        • Tourettes
          • 20.4
        • Males
          • 18.8
        • Females
          • 21.8
      • Gender recognition
        • Autism
          • 24.1
        • Normal
          • 23.3
        • Tourettes
          • 23.7
        • Males
          • 24.0
        • Females
          • 23.8
    • Conclusion
      • The core deficit involved in Autism is the lack of an advanced theory of mind

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