Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Good news?

Apparently I don't have Asperger's, at least not according to this online quiz. In fact, I'm decidedly un-autistic, which is probably not shocking to anyone who knows me. I'm wondering what the point of this quiz really is. I think the most interesting thing about it is that the psychologist who developed this "Autism-Spectrum Quotient" is the cousin of this guy. Behold, my results below:

Your Score: Unaffected

Result: 15. Your score isn't an achievement, it just is.

Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger's report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives.

You scored less than 32. Make your own assessment of that

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