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Mary has more: Sex differences, autism, coherence, and theory of mind

Frith, U; Happe, F; (1996) Mary has more: Sex differences, autism, coherence, and theory of mind. BEHAV BRAIN SCI , 19 (2) 253 - 254. 10.1017/S0140525X00042497. Green open access

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Abstract

We challenge the notion that differences in spatial ability are the best or only explanation for observed sex differences in mathematical word problems. We suggest two ideas from the study of autism: sex differences in theory of mind and in central coherence.

Type: Article
Title: Mary has more: Sex differences, autism, coherence, and theory of mind
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00042497
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X00042497
Language: English
Additional information: © 1996 Cambridge University Press
Keywords: PERFORMANCE, ABILITY, TASK
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/114169
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