Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is Director of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge ).

He holds degrees in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford, a PhD in Psychology from UCL, and an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.

He is author of Mindblindness (1995), The Essential Difference (2003), Prenatal Testosterone in Mind (2005), and Zero Degrees of Empathy (2011). He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the British Academy, and the American Psychological Association, and co-editor in chief of the journal Molecular Autism.

Related Sessions
Tuesday 15 October 2013, 6.00pm Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Institute of Psychiatry Main Building, 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF

Publications

Zero Degrees of Empathy: A new theory of human cruelty (Allen Lane, 2011)

Euro and the economy: the final countdown?

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