Theory for the Cause of Autism: The Foetal Androgen Theory (Simon Baron-Cohen)

Developmental psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen discusses results from three lines of investigation that support the androgen theory of autism. Specifically, he will present evidence from his laboratory that one androgen, fetal testosterone, is a key factor underlying social development, and that dysregulation in the production of this hormone may play a role in autism. Series: “M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders” [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 20265]

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