Autism: what does sex need to do?


Autism: what does sex need to do?

Are you emotional, or are you a system tool? According to a harsh theory by psychologist Simon baron-cohen, this is the fundamental difference between men and women. For him, autism is a condition of extreme male brains.

After the hottest day in British history, Simon baron-cohen’s sympathy is being tested in a small, stuffy office in Cambridge. He has sent his secretary to hunt down one of the few available fans. Crawling under his desk, he had given up any dignity he might be willing to convey. Despite the hot weather, he has closed the door, don’t make noise in the corridor my recorder, and we have started our interview – only now we all heard the fans the hum of the ruthless. Whuppa Whuppa Whuppa Whuppa. “Never mind,” I lied. Baroness Cohen said, “I’m not comfortable with that. You’ve come a long way.” He got up and turned off the fan. Autistic people don’t do that. Although I took one side tape recorder, and I’m also quietly closer to push it, autistic people can’t see through my polite fiber, put yourself in my shoes, decipher my doubts. And, in any case, he wouldn’t share my concerns. ‘there’s a lack of empathy,’ says baron-cohen, a psychologist who has studied and treated them for 20 years.

But they have something different – baron Cohen calls it “systematized ability”. They are bad at understanding people, but he says they are relatively good at understanding the world. Some of them have low intelligence, in this case, the systematic may adopt the form of seemingly aimless obsession – they may be on a leaf vein gaze for a few hours, or they may remember train schedules or license plate. But in other people, such as mathematician Baron Cohen (Baron Cohen), you will know, in Cambridge, he was diagnosed with asperger’s syndrome, which is a kind of disease spectrum of high-functioning autism – the same systematic ability can lead to work get honorary awards. (asperger is a mild form of autism, and the individual can function normally, but it’s hard to read the emotions of others.)

Low empathy, highly systematic: in short, baron-cohen’s theory of autism characteristics. These features span the spectrum of autism, from quiet and unfunctioning people to those who find a place in society. In addition, baron-cohen’s theory has embedded this autism spectrum firmly embedded in a larger two-dimensional continuum – including all of us. According to baron-cohen, the essential difference between men and women is that women are more considerate of men, men are more important, and on average, he stresses. The female body has many male brains and vice versa. There are even women with autism, but there are more men with autism: in baron Cohen’s theory, autism is an example of an “extreme male brain.”

Behind baron Cohen, “the essential difference: the truth of the male and female brain” you can fill out a questionnaire to determine your sympathy quotient (EQ) and system quotient (SQ). Baron Cohen himself could not accept empathy and systematic testing because he wrote the tests. But in every way he may be one of the lucky ones in the balance between men and women. People who knew him put him on the coaxial line. “When you meet him, you always feel good,” says one graduate student. Another said: “on the one hand, he will guide us very closely, but on the other hand, he leaves us a lot of room to do what we like.” Baron Cohen, however, is pushing a theory that tries to capture the full diversity of the human brain in a single, XY diagram – what if it’s not male systematized? ”

“I am interested to know the path of the river from its source to the ocean, very much in agreement, a little disagreeing, a little disagreeing, a strong objection. – systematic questionnaire

Baron Cohen, born in 1959, grew up in Golder’s Green, a middle-class and orthodox neighborhood in north London. His father had worked in the family’s men’s wear business; His mother taught dancing. His first cousin, Sacha baron-cohen, was a notorious platform in the air of Ali G, a notorious skittie comedian and air bag. Simon, by contrast, is polite even to his bag. He was about six feet tall, with a narrow shoulder, a sloping shoulders, a short hair and a male form. On the day we met, he wore a blue short-sleeved shirt with khaki pants and reasonable black shoes. His book clip shows him without his wireframes, but he looks more natural. His voice was gentle and measured. There’s nothing in his bland little office – a Cezanne print,

Baron Cohen himself provided one: he grew up mentally and physically with a severely disabled sister. Today, she lives in an institution, in a wheelchair, with a low IQ. “Nevertheless,” Baron Cohen (Baron Cohen said, “one entered the room, she would have eye contact, will light up on the face, though she didn’t have the language, but you can feel that she is contact with another person.


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