You will find here links to recent research articles in the field of autism spectrum conditions and related areas of interest. Links will be updated regularly, to keep you abreast of growing areas of research.
DSM-V definitions of Autism – too restrictive? – article in Scientific American exploring research into whether new DSM-V criteria will exclude those with subtler presentations of ASD.
Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum and Asperger Syndrome in Adults in the Community - paper published recently with Dr Scott has co-author, exploring numbers of adults with undiagnosed ASD in the general population.
Social Skills Development in Children with ASD – A Review – article reviewing research into interventions for social skills development in ASD.
Lego Therapy and the Social Use of Language in ASD - paper comparing two developing interventions for children with ASD
Ability to Deceive in Autism – study exploring whether children with ASD are capable of deception, and if not why not.
Magic Trick Sheds Light on Autism – An article looking at how individuals with ASD succumbed (or not) to a well known magic trick, the vanishing ball illusion.
Children with Autism are not Systematic - This article looks at recent theories about systemising in autism and explores whether children with autism really do process systematically.
Chimpanzees and Theory of Mind – This article explores the possibility that chimpanzees understand that others make inferences, and discusses what we understand about thinking in ourselves and other species.
Empathy and Psychopathy and Autism Spectrum – This article explores the differences in empathy between those on the autism spectrum and those with psychopathy. Published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Sibling Recurrence of Autism – An article exploring the risks for siblings having autism and looking at epidemiology of ASD overall. Published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Decreased Contagious Yawning in Autism – A fascinating article looking at whether individuals with ASD are less likely to yawn when they see others yawning, and why this may be so. Published in Child Development.
Extreme Female Brain linked to Psychosis? – This article looks at the other end of the systemising-empathising theory of autism, and explores whether extreme empathising is associated with psychosis. Published in the Journal of Personality and Individual Differences.