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Baron - Cohen

  • Aim - to test if those with high functioning autism/asperger syndrome lacked Theory of Mind using a newly devised adult test
  • Method - quasi experiment with lab conditions to study the internal processes of ToM to see if ps (autistic/tourettes/normal) were able to interpret emotions on people's face using the Eyes test.
  • Results - the eyes task showed people with autism on average gave more incorrect answers on the eyes test than the normal people or people with Tourette's syndrome, suggesting


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