A Genetic Study of Individual Differences

Study code

Lead researcher
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

Study type

Institution or company
University of Cambridge

Researcher type

Speciality area
Mental Health

Recruitment Site


Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and the research team from the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, are investigating individual differences in thinking styles. This includes profiling people's interests and preferences. This study is testing links between genes and individual differences in thinking styles, such as personality, empathy and problem solving ability. 

Participation: For this study we recruited 1313 healthy volunteers from the Cambridge BioResource to fill out 3 computer based questionnaires.

Organisation: This study is organised by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen at the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Cambridge.