Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A is for Asperger's

Just a quick reference to this article that I keep citing in conversations about the theory that autism is becoming more prevalent because of mate selection.

From an article written by Simon Baron-Cohen, director of autism research at Cambridge University and published in the NYT on Aug 8, 2005:
Nonetheless, my hypothesis is that autism is the genetic result of "assortative mating" between parents who are both strong systemizers. Assortative mating is the term we use when like is attracted to like

1 comment:

Terrill said...

I was just going to email you to ask for this link! I'll be curious to hear if being a stay-at-home-blogger makes motherhood more interesting. Good luck!