Testing the Empathizing–Systemizing theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism in half a million people | PNAS

Being in no position to verify, rebut or refute this finding, I simply offer it to you, kind reader, along with my brief comment.

In the largest study to date of autistic traits, we test 10 predictions from the Empathizing–Systemizing (E-S) theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain (EMB) theory of autism. We confirmed that typical females on average are more empathic, typical males on average are more systems-oriented, and autistic people on average show a “masculinized” profile.

I thought so.

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