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Baron-Cohen

Sacha. born 1970, British television comedian, best known for his creation of the character Ali G
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But Vivian Baron-Cohen insisted he did not want superstar Sacha in the movie of Joe and his Magic Snout, which he said was being made by a "company in Hollywood".
Simon Baron-Cohen, a professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge in England, says the hereditary details remain murky, but researchers are uncovering some surprising patterns in children with autism and the families they come from.
People with autism also exhibit a strong bias toward what Baron-Cohen calls "systemizing," which he defines as "the drive to analyze or construct a system," whether mechanical (cars or computers) or abstract (mathematics).
Professor Baron-Cohen has said that being a systemiser may be a symptom of an 'extreme male brain' due to high levels of testosterone.
A clear test of the hypothesis will enable us to test if couples who are both strong systemisers, for example those who studied and worked in STEM subjects [science, technology, engineering and maths] and other fields related to systemising, are more likely to have a child with an autism spectrum diagnosis than couples where only one is a strong systemiser, or where neither is," said Professor Baron-Cohen.
Whether this is a "positive" outcome is not a scientific call but a value judgment, and Baron-Cohen is more persuasive when he sticks to describing the cutting edge of neuroscience.
LONDON: Simon Baron-Cohen has been battling with evil all his life.
Baron-Cohen is the principal architect of the theory, which asserts that autism is linked to in utero exposure to very high levels of testosterone, with resultant extreme masculinization of the brain and mind.
If Baron-Cohen is correct, the sex difference in these skills and interests may be of even more interest.
Research investigating the relationship of prenatal testosterone with cognition and developmental disorders has been mixed (Grimshaw, Bryden, & Finegan, 1995; Grimshaw, Sitarenios, & Finegan, 1995; Lutchmaya, Baron-Cohen, & Raggatt, 2002a, 2002b; Manning, Baron-Cohen, Wheelwright, & Sanders, 2001; Moffat & Hampson, 1996; see Baron-Cohen, Lutchmaya, & Knickermeyer, 2004 for a review).
Professor Simon Baron- Cohen, cousin of Ali G actor Sasha Baron-Cohen, believes he has found the answer to one of life's great conundrums: the difference in the way that men and women think.
Sacha Baron-Cohen, the man behind the spoof hip-hop character, was asleep in his hotel room when a bullet struck his window yesterday, The Times said.