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New Academic Building, Goldsmiths University Of london, UNITED KINGDOM APRIL 12 - 13 2014

The 8th UKSA Annual Conference will be hosted by Dr Michael Banissy and Agnieszka Janik at Goldsmiths University Of London over the weekend of 12th & 13th April, 2014, and promises to be as varied, informative and thought provoking as ever.

The keynote speaker will be Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Simon is Director of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge (www.autismresearchcentre.com) and holds degrees in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford, a PhD in Psychology from UCL, and an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He is author of Mindblindness (1995), The Essential Difference (2003), Prenatal Testosterone in Mind (2005), and Zero Degrees of Empathy (2011). He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the British Academy, and the American Psychological Association, and co-editor in chief of the journalMolecular Autism.

Simon has been recently shortlisted for inclusion in the BBC's National Portrait Gallery People's Competition to honour his outstanding and influential research into autism.





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