Simon Baron-Cohen

Simon Baron-Cohen

Simon Baron-Cohen's lifelong work on autism revolutionised the world of experimental psychology forever. As part of his Theory of Mind, Simon famously claimed that autism is merely an extreme extension of the male brain - causing uproar and praise in the scientific community in equal measure. This theory was the topic of his best-selling book The Essential Difference which outlined his work on the neurological differences between the genders, and how this relates to brain development. Currently, Simon is professor of psychopathology at Cambridge University, is a Fellow of Trinity College and is the Director of Cambridge's Autism Centre.