Exploring Autism
A conversation with Uta Frith

Uta Frith, one of the world's leading researchers on autism, helps us explore what is both known and unknown about autism. Even the question "What is autism?" turns out to be a surprisingly difficult one to answer, Uta explains.

About Uta Frith:

Uta Frith DBE is a psychologist and neuroscientist at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London who has pioneered much of the current research in autism and dyslexia.

Some Additional Resources:
Autism: A Very Short Introduction

By Uta Frith

Autism and the Brain's Theory of Mind - UC Television

Autism and Talent

Edited by Francesca Happe & Uta Frith

The Essential Truth: Male and Female Brains And The Truth About Autism

By Simon Baron-Cohen

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon

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Chapter 1: Is There an Autism Epidemic? (00:01:10)

Chapter 2: What Is Autism, Anyway? (00:10:39)

Chapter 3: The Sally-Anne Experiment (00:17:38)

Chapter 4: Scanning the Brain (00:27:46)

Chapter 5: Environmental or Genetic? (00:34:33)

Chapter 6: Asperger and Weak Central Coherence (00:39:52)

Chapter 7: Gender Imbalance (00:50:18)

Chapter 8: What Is To Be Done? (00:56:07)