Not enough laureates

April 20, 2001

Perhaps they did not possess the necessary communication skills or maybe they were simply too busy attending to the small details of their work, but when a group of researchers contacted a cohort of Nobel laureates to explore a possible association between autistic traits and scientific skills, they were disappointed.

Not enough of the world's most celebrated scientists agreed to take part in the psychological profiling tests, which were developed by the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, to make the study meaningful.

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