The double empathy theory challenges the idea that social difficulties are specific to autism and suggests that problems arise from a mismatch in perspective between autistic and non-autistic people.
A subset of brain cells signal when someone tries to infer another person’s thoughts, according to a new study.
Autistic people’s ability to understand another person’s thinking does not diminish with age, as it does for non-autistic people.
Simon Baron-Cohen’s new book is essentially a 272-page argument for his hypothesis that all human innovation stems from the ability to discern and manipulate causal patterns.
People with autism may have patterns of brain activity that are similar to those in typical people when interpreting social interactions.
Playing games designed to hone the ability to intuit others’ thoughts and feelings increases activity in regions of the social brain.