|Institutions||University of Cambridge|
|Alma mater||New College, Oxford|
University College London
King's College London
|Known for||Autism research|
Simon Baron-Cohen is a professor of developmental psychopathology in the departments of psychiatry and experimental psychology, a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Mental health professional A psychologist is a practitioner of Psychology, the systematic investigation of the mind including Behavior, Cognition, The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the Alma mater is Latin for "nourishing mother" It was used in Ancient Rome as a title for the mother Goddess, and in Medieval New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. University College London ( UCL) is a multi-faculty university institution based in the United Kingdom and a constituent college of the University of London King's College London is a British Higher education institution and co-founding constituent college of the federal University of London. Language development. The terminology Developmental psychopathology is the study of the development of psychological disorders such as Psychopathy, Autism, Schizophrenia and depression Psychiatry is a medical specialty which exists to study, prevent, and treat Mental disorders in Humans Psychiatric Experimental psychology approaches Psychology as one of the natural sciences investigates it using the experimental method. Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located  He is best known for his work on autism, including his early theory that autism involves degrees of 'mindblindness' (or delays in the development of theory of mind), and his later theory that autism is an extreme form of the 'male brain', which involved a reconceptualization of typical psychological sex differences in terms of empathy and systemizing. Language development. The terminology Mind-blindness can be described as an inability to develop an awareness of what is in the mind of another Human. " Theory of mind " is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs intents desires pretending knowledge etc EQ SQ theory is a theory or model of intelligence that seeks to classify people on the basis of their skills in two factors of Empathizing and systematizing and to measure these
Baron-Cohen earned degrees in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford, a PhD in Psychology from University College London, and an Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including Anthropology, Communication studies New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and University College London ( UCL) is a multi-faculty university institution based in the United Kingdom and a constituent college of the University of London In the usage of India, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and some other countries the Master The Institute of Psychiatry (IOP is a research institution dedicated to discovering what causes Mental illness and diseases of the Brain. King's College London is a British Higher education institution and co-founding constituent college of the federal University of London.
Baron-Cohen published "Does the autistic child have a 'theory of mind'?" in 1985 with autism researchers Uta Frith and Alan Leslie. Language development. The terminology Uta Frith FRS (b May 25 1941 is a leading Developmental psychologist working at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London Alan M Leslie is a Scottish Psychologist and Professor of Psychology and Cognitive science at Rutgers University where he directs the Cognitive Development  It proposed that children with autism show social and communication difficulties as a result of a delay in the development of a theory of mind. " Theory of mind " is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs intents desires pretending knowledge etc
In his 1995 book Mindblindness (MIT Press), he suggested that an individual's theory of mind depends on a set of brain mechanisms that develop in early childhood, including the eye direction detector (EDD), the shared attention mechanism (SAM), and the intentionality detector (ID). Baron-Cohen singled out SAM as a key precursor to theory of mind, giving rise to the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT). " Theory of mind " is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs intents desires pretending knowledge etc 
Baron-Cohen's theory, outlined in his 2003 book The Essential Difference (Penguin/Basic Books), attempted to link the fields of typical sex differences in psychology with the field of autism. He proposed that on average, females develop faster in empathy and on average males develop faster in systemizing. People with autism, he argued, show an extreme of the typical male profile in having a disability in empathy alongside intact or even superior systemizing. EQ SQ theory is a theory or model of intelligence that seeks to classify people on the basis of their skills in two factors of Empathizing and systematizing and to measure these
In his 2005 book Prenatal Testosterone in Mind (MIT Press), Baron-Cohen demonstrated that foetal testosterone (FT) levels (measured in the amniotic fluid) inversely predict social behaviour (e. Testosterone is a Steroid hormone from the Androgen group In mammals testosterone is primarily secreted in the testes of males and the Ovaries g. , eye contact at 12 months), language development (e. g. , vocabulary size at 24 months), quality of social relationships at 4 years, and empathy at 8 years. FT levels also positively predict systemizing at 8 years. A single biological mechanism (FT) thus appears to influence both empathy and systemizing, in opposite ways. He is testing if autism is associated with elevated FT.
In addition to basic research into the biomedical causes of autism, Baron-Cohen and his colleagues have produced practical tools for people with autism, including Mind Reading: An Interactive Guide to Human Emotions, which is educational software for helping to improve emotion-recognition skills. More recently, he created The Transporters, a children's animation series. The series superimposed real human faces showing emotions onto animated vehicles, as a way of harnessing the strong interest in systems (vehicles being an example of a system) that even preschoolers with autism show, to help make faces and emotional expressions more autism-friendly and predictable.
Baron-Cohen is also recognized as being one of the leading researchers in England and the world in synesthesia, a neurological disorder involving the "crossing" of sensory wiring in the mind. Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiae or synaesthesiae)—from the Ancient Greek (syn meaning "with"
Simon Baron-Cohen's son is the independent film maker Sam Baron. Sam Baron (born 8 June 1988 is a comedian and writer from Cambridge England His brother is film director Ash Baron Cohen, and his first cousins are Erran Baron Cohen, composer and musician, and Sacha Baron Cohen, the actor and comedian famous for his characters Borat and Ali G. Ash Baron-Cohen (born 1967 in London) is an independent English Film-maker known as Ash, who works from frugal budgets cousin in Kinship terminology is a relative with whom one shares a common Ancestor, but in modern usage the term is rarely used when referring to a Erran Baron Cohen is a British composer and trumpet player He is also the brother of the actor Sacha Baron Cohen (famous for his characters Ali G, Borat Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971 is a British Jewish Comedian, Writer and Golden Globe -winning Actor most noted Ali G ( AKA Ali stair Leslie G raham was a satirical Fictional character invented and played by English Comedian His maternal grandfather's brother was Robert Greenblatt, professor of endocrinology at the Medical College of Georgia, whose research led to the development of the oral contraceptive pill. The Medical College of Georgia, also known as MCG, is a public medical Research university located in downtown Augusta Georgia. 
In April 2008 he was a guest on Private Passions, the biographical music discussion programme hosted by Michael Berkeley on BBC Radio 3. Private Passions is a weekly music discussion programme which has been running for over 10 years on BBC Radio 3, presented by the composer Michael Berkeley Michael Berkeley (born 29 May 1948) is a British composer and broadcaster on music 
Simon Baron-Cohen has written five books, including Mindblindness (1995) and The Essential Difference: Male and Female Brains and the Truth About Autism (2003). He has edited three books, including Understanding Other Minds (1993), with a second edition in 2001. Baron-Cohen has also studied synaesthesia, and has edited a book on it: Synaesthesia: Classic and contemporary readings (1997). Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiae or synaesthesiae)—from the Ancient Greek (syn meaning "with"