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An Autism Explanation That Has Nothing to Do With Watching TV

Here’s a very accessible and nicely written article by Simon Baron-Cohen, the eminent autism researcher at Cambridge University, explaining his “assortive mating” theory of the condition. It doesn’t go deep into the work for which Baron-Cohen is so well regarded, but it’s a good primer.

Here, from Wired, is Baron-Cohen’s Autism-Spectrum Quotient test, a 50-question self-administered “AQ” test that is really interesting to take, and think about.

And yes, Simon Baron-Cohen is related to Sasha Baron-Cohen (a.k.a. Borat, Ali G., etc.); I believe they are cousins.

(H/T to Marginal Revolution for Seed article.)