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Why Are Autism Spectrum Conditions More Prevalent in Males?

  • Simon Baron-Cohen mail,

    sb205@cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Michael V. Lombardo,

    Affiliation: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Bonnie Auyeung,

    Affiliation: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Emma Ashwin,

    Affiliation: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Bhismadev Chakrabarti,

    Affiliations: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

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  • Rebecca Knickmeyer

    Affiliations: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: June 14, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001081

About the Authors

Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael V. Lombardo, Bonnie Auyeung, Emma Ashwin, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Rebecca Knickmeyer
Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Bhismadev Chakrabarti
Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Rebecca Knickmeyer
Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: sb205@cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.