Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge
Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.
He is Director of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge. He is author of Mindblindness, The Essential Difference, Prenatal Testosterone in Mind, and Zero Degrees of Empathy.
He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Medical Sciences, President of the International Society for Autism Research, and co-editor in chief of Molecular Autism.
His autism research spans genetics, neuroscience, through to psychology and applied clinical research.
see www.autismresearchcentre.com and www.autismresearchtrust.org
Cognitive empathy is the ability to recognise what another person is thinking or feeling, and one way it can be assessed in the lab is by using the reading the mind in the eyes test or eyes test, for short. This involves...