Edition 10

Christian Jarrett talks to researchers, people with autism and their relatives, to find out what autism is really like
Jon Brock looks at Bayesian and predictive coding accounts of autistic cognition

Bernard Rimland’s classic text, Infantile Autism (1964), marked the beginning of research on autism as a disorder of cognition. Rimland’s hypothesis – that autistic individuals have difficulty...

Mayada Elsabbagh looks at lessons from autism

For over a decade now, researchers have explored the developmental pathways leading to autism early in life. Converging evidence suggests that within the first year of life, remarkably little...

Picture by William Tipple, with comment from Professor Uta Frith. Download PDF for poster.
Eilidh Cage with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)

Whereas young children and dogs attach themselves to a given caregiver, cats seem to be far more independent. With that in mind, perhaps people on the autistic spectrum are more like cats than...

Editor Jon Sutton meets a creative, interpersonal, social scientist to talk about autism, DSM-5, women in science, and more
John Williams on being a parent of ‘The Boy’ with autism
Douwe Draaisma on stereotypes in novels, films and real life
President’s column; Lifetime Achievement Award; understanding psychosis; Society hubs; autism and the criminal justice system; and more
We meet Stella Acquarone as part of our autism special issue; Aidan Horner on his ‘negative CV’; and Nick Hatton on an unusual PhD setting