quarta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2014

Study on 'extreme male brain' theory of autism draws critics

The controversial theory that characterizes autism as the result of an ‘extreme male brain’ gets fresh support from a large new survey, published 16 July in PLoS One1. But critics question basic assumptions of the theory and the methods used in the new study.
Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Center in Cambridge, U.K., proposed the extreme male brain hypothesis more than a decade ago as an explanation for why four times as many boys as girls are diagnosed with autism2.(…)

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