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The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain (Penguin Press Science) Paperback – October 1, 2007
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About the Author
Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor at Cambridge University in the fields of psychology and psychiatry, and the co-director of the Autism Research Centre there. He has carried out research into both autism and sex differences, over a twenty-year career. He is the author of MINDBLINDNESS.
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This is a very interesting read for anyone who wants to become enlightened about the differences between men and females --- on average. We all know there are exceptions. Right?
One of the thrusts behind the book is the author's theory of Asperger's Syndrome. That is the reason I read the book. I believe Baron-Cohen has put his finger on a foundational element of Asperger's but not the entire picture. The author posits that those with Asperger's have an extreme-male mind (bent on systemitizing) I think rather that the systemitizing is just more rawly exposed by the absence of felt emotion. Be that as it may this is a courageous and engaging book, (which by the way, lest I mislead, is not at all about the actual behavior or social implications of Asperger's) The tests at the back are worth the price alone.