“The goal of autism research should be to improve the quality of life for autistic people” Interview with Simon Baron Cohen

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Simon Baron Cohen

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I had a very interesting conversation with psychologist Simon Baron Cohen, whose new book The Pattern Seekers, discusses the history of invention, the importance of recognizing and valuing neurodiversity, and the challenges of bringing change to institutions such as schools and the workplace to create better working and learning environments for autistic people.

Listen to the podcast here by clicking the audio link below –or on Stitcher here or on iTunes here  (Transcript below audio)
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Transcription by Julie-Ann Lee: Transcript_Noncompliant_Baron_Cohen

Bio
Simon Baron-Cohen is professor of psychology and psychiatry and director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University. He is the author of six hundred scientific articles and four books, including The Science of Evil and The Essential Difference. On this podcast, we discussed his new book, The Pattern Seekers.