Geeks and Autism?? Watch
The industries in Silicon Valley attract computer geeks who probably find it difficult to mix socially. They are more likely to meet partners who also carry autistic genes, often meeting partners through their work. According to Dr Robin Hansen, if a man has four genes for autism, making him a computer wizard, and his partner has three genes for autism, the children may inherit a total of seven genes for the condition. The parents may show mild to moderate Asperger syndrome, but the effect in the children is cumulative, causing full-blown autism. In Britain, Dr Simon Baron-Cohen believes a similar effect is at work in Cambridge, known as "the Silicon Fen", another area which attract hi-tech workers. Recent surveys of primary schools in the Cambridge area found similar rates to those reported in the Silicon Valley. Note: the genes for the condition have not been fully identified so the figures of 4, 3 and 7 are for illustrative purposes only.
Does this mean that, as the computer industry increases, there will be more cases of Autism? Random thought
hmm i doubt a majority of those interested/good/working in computing are autistic.
wiwarin mir has autism and is good with computers...maybe
I am not going to silcon vally, I am quite happy stuck in Medway for the moment.
i know your not but that wasnt the question
What was the question then?
Anyone else noticed the address of the site?
when the computer industry increases will there be more cases of autism
Have you all forgotten what you learnt in GCSE Biology??