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Department of Psychology


Key publications: 

Baron-Cohen S, Lombardo MV, Auyeung B, Ashwin E, Chakrabarti B, Knickmeyer R (2011). Why are autism spectrum conditions more prevalent in males? PLoS Biol 9(6):e1001081.

Chakrabarti B, Kent L, Suckling J, Bullmore E, Baron-Cohen S (2006). Variations in the human cannabinoid receptor (CNR1) gene modulate striatal response to happy faces. European Journal of Neuroscience 23:1944-1948.

Baron-Cohen S, Knickmeyer RC, Belmonte MK (2005). Sex differences in the brain: implications for explaining autism. Science 310(5749):819-23.

Welchew D, Ashwin C, Berkouk K, Salvador R, Suckling J, Baron-Cohen S, Bullmore E (2005). Functional dysconnectivity of the medial temporal lobe in autism. Biological Psychiatry 57:991-998.


Professor Baron-Cohen is interested in taking PhD students. Potential applicants should apply via the Department of Psychiatry.

Professor of Developmental Psychopathology
Director, Autism Research Centre (ARC)
Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge

Contact Details

+44 (0)1223 (3)39921 (Trinity College)
Person keywords: 
Asperger Syndrome
sex differences and empathy
social Neuroscience
Not available for consultancy