"Brains come in different types and they're all normal."
Simon Baron-Cohen's lifelong work on autism has revolutionised the world of experimental psychology. As part of his empathizing-systemizing theory, Simon famously claimed that autism is an extreme of the male brain. His new book The Pattern Seekers: How autism drives human invention presents dramatic evidence that autistic people and hyper-systemizers – those who can effortlessly analyse the patterns in systems to invent – share some of the same genes. Simon is professor of psychopathology at Cambridge University, is a Fellow of Trinity College and is the Director of Cambridge's Autism Research Centre. He gave a keynote speech to the United Nations on Autism and Human Rights.
'Bold, intriguing, profound.’ - The Spectator