Monday, January 30, 2006

Scientific brain linked to autism

BBC NEWS | Health | Scientific brain linked to autism: "Highly analytical couples, such as scientists, may be more likely to produce children with autism, an expert has argued. In a paper published in the journal Archives of Disease of Childhood, Professor Baron-Cohen labels people such as scientists, mathematicians and engineers as 'systemizers'.

They are skilled at analysing systems - whether it be a vehicle, or a maths equation - to figure out how they work.

But they also tend to be less interested in the social side of life, and can exhibit behaviour such as an obsession with detail - classic traits associated with autism. "

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