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Research Article

Self-Referential Cognition and Empathy in Autism

  • Michael V. Lombardo mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ml437@cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Jennifer L. Barnes,

    Affiliation: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Current address: Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Sally J. Wheelwright,

    Affiliation: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Simon Baron-Cohen

    Affiliation: Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 12, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000883

About the Authors

Michael V. Lombardo, Jennifer L. Barnes, Sally J. Wheelwright, Simon Baron-Cohen
Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: ml437@cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SB SW ML. Performed the experiments: ML JB. Analyzed the data: ML. Wrote the paper: SB SW ML JB. Other: Designed the study: ML SW SC. Recruited participants: ML JB. Collected data: ML JB.