” Maybe because I had a sister with a disability I was already sensitised to and fascinated by people who think or develop differently. “


” What we want is that one day every workplace will be diverse – we already encourage that with gender and ethnicity, but the next frontier is neurodiversity and it will become ordinary. People won’t think twice about it. “


” Baby girls, as young as 12 months old, respond more empathically to the distress of other people, showing greater concern through more sad looks, sympathetic vocalisations and comforting. This echoes what you find in adulthood: more women report frequently sharing the emotional distress of their friends. “


” If we think about the autism spectrum as involving a very strong drive to systemize, that can have very positive consequences for the individual and for society. The downside is that when you try to systemize certain parts of the world like people and emotions, those sorts of phenomena are less lawful and harder to systemize. “


” There are people with Asperger’s whom I’ve met who certainly would be very upset to learn they’d hurt another person’s feelings. They often have very strong moral consciences and moral codes. They care about not hurting people. “


” People with psychopathy are very good at reading the minds of their victims. That’s probably most clearly seen in deception. “


” The idea of a cure for autism is itself controversial. Some people with autism say they don’t want to be cured, because autism gives them a different way of looking at the world. “


” Well, in the general population, we find differences between the typical male and typical female. For example, males seem to be more interested in systems and females seem to be more interested in people and particularly people’s emotions. “


” Autism spectrum disorders are linked to other problems: Most of the people we see in our Asperger clinic for adults also suffer from clinical levels of depression. “


” I’m hoping that autism is going to get to that same point, where it becomes quite ordinary to say, ‘I have autism,’ or ‘I have Asperger’s syndrome,’ and that there will be many more resources available to make life easier for people on the autistic spectrum. “


” I’m not satisfied with the term ‘evil.’ We’ve inherited this word… and we use it to express our abhorrence when people do awful things, usually acts of cruelty, but I don’t think it’s anything more than another word for doing something bad. “



All 11 Simon Baron-Cohen Quotes about People in picture


Maybe because I had a sister with a disability I was already sensitised to and fascinated by people who think or develop differently.
What we want is that one day every workplace will be diverse - we already encourage that with gender and ethnicity, but the next frontier is neurodiversity and it will become ordinary. People won


Baby girls, as young as 12 months old, respond more empathically to the distress of other people, showing greater concern through more sad looks, sympathetic vocalisations and comforting. This echoes what you find in adulthood: more women report frequently sharing the emotional distress of their friends.
If we think about the autism spectrum as involving a very strong drive to systemize, that can have very positive consequences for the individual and for society. The downside is that when you try to systemize certain parts of the world like people and emotions, those sorts of phenomena are less lawful and harder to systemize.
There are people with Asperger
People with psychopathy are very good at reading the minds of their victims. That
The idea of a cure for autism is itself controversial. Some people with autism say they don
Well, in the general population, we find differences between the typical male and typical female. For example, males seem to be more interested in systems and females seem to be more interested in people and particularly people
Autism spectrum disorders are linked to other problems: Most of the people we see in our Asperger clinic for adults also suffer from clinical levels of depression.
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