Dr Bonnie Auyeung

Interests

Bonnie Auyeung is a researcher at the University's Autism Research Centre, where her primary research examines the effects of prenatal hormones on psychological and neural postnatal development.

Research Focus

Keywords

Autism

Early Child Development

Neuroendocrinology

Social Cognition

Neuroscience

Clinical conditions

Autism

Childhood disorders

Hormonal disorders

Equipment

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Randomised control trials

Collaborators

Cambridge

Jag Ahluwalia

Topun Austin

Sabine Bahn

Simon Baron-Cohen

Gerald Hackett

Melissa Hines

Meng-Chuan Lai

Michael Lombardo

Kevin Taylor

United Kingdom

Bhismadev Chakrabarti

Rosa Hoekstra

Mark Johnson

International

Markus Heinrichs

Rebecca Santelli-Knickmeyer

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Auyeung B, Lombardo MV, Baron-Cohen S (2013), “Prenatal and postnatal hormone effects on the human brain and cognition.” Pflugers Arch 465(5):557-71 Details

    Allison C, Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S (2012), “Toward brief “Red Flags” for autism screening: The Short Autism Spectrum Quotient and the Short Quantitative Checklist for Autism in toddlers in 1,000 cases and 3,000 controls [corrected].” J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 51(2):202-212.e7 Details

    Auyeung B, Ahluwalia J, Thomson L, Taylor K, Hackett G, O Donnell KJ, Baron-Cohen S (2012), “Prenatal versus postnatal sex steroid hormone effects on autistic traits in children at 18 to 24 months of age.” Mol Autism 3(1):17 Details

    Auyeung B, Allison C, Wheelwright S, Baron-Cohen S (2012), “Brief report: development of the adolescent empathy and systemizing quotients.” J Autism Dev Disord 42(10):2225-35 Details

    Auyeung B, Knickmeyer R, Ashwin E, Taylor K, Hackett G, Baron-Cohen S (2012), “Effects of fetal testosterone on visuospatial ability.” Arch Sex Behav 41(3):571-81 Details

    Lombardo MV, Ashwin E, Auyeung B, Chakrabarti B, Lai MC, Taylor K, Hackett G, Bullmore ET, Baron-Cohen S (2012), “Fetal Programming Effects of Testosterone on the Reward System and Behavioral Approach Tendencies in Humans.” Biol Psychiatry Details

    Lombardo MV, Ashwin E, Auyeung B, Chakrabarti B, Taylor K, Hackett G, Bullmore ET, Baron-Cohen S (2012), “Fetal testosterone influences sexually dimorphic gray matter in the human brain.” J Neurosci 32(2):674-80 Details

    Auyeung B, Taylor K, Hackett G, Baron-Cohen S (2010), “Foetal testosterone and autistic traits in 18 to 24-month-old children.” Mol Autism 1(1):11 Details

    Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S, Ashwin E, Knickmeyer R, Taylor K, Hackett G (2009), “Fetal testosterone and autistic traits.” Br J Psychol 100(Pt 1):1-22 Details

    Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S, Ashwin E, Knickmeyer R, Taylor K, Hackett G, Hines M (2009), “Fetal testosterone predicts sexually differentiated childhood behavior in girls and in boys.” Psychol Sci 20(2):144-8 Details

    Auyeung B, Wheelwright S, Allison C, Atkinson M, Samarawickrema N, Baron-Cohen S (2009), “The children's Empathy Quotient and Systemizing Quotient: sex differences in typical development and in autism spectrum conditions.” J Autism Dev Disord 39(11):1509-21 Details

    Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S, Wheelwright S, Allison C (2008), “The Autism Spectrum Quotient: Children's Version (AQ-Child).” J Autism Dev Disord 38(7):1230-40 Details

    Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S, Chapman E, Knickmeyer R, Taylor K, & Hackett G (2006), “Foetal testosterone and the Child Systemizing Quotient” Eur J Endocrinol

    Publications

    2014

    Baron-Cohen S, Auyeung B, Nørgaard-Pedersen B, Hougaard DM, Abdallah MW, Melgaard L, Cohen AS, Chakrabarti B, Ruta L, Lombardo MV (2014), “Elevated fetal steroidogenic activity in autism.” Mol Psychiatry Details

    Baron-Cohen S, Cassidy S, Auyeung B, Allison C, Achoukhi M, Robertson S, Pohl A, Lai MC (2014), “Attenuation of Typical Sex Differences in 800 Adults with Autism vs. 3,900 Controls.” PLoS One 9(7):e102251 Details

    Bethlehem RA, Baron-Cohen S, van Honk J, Auyeung B, Bos PA (2014), “The oxytocin paradox.” Front Behav Neurosci 8:48 Details

    Clark-Elford R, Nathan PJ, Auyeung B, Voon V, Sule A, Müller U, Dudas R, Sahakian BJ, Phan KL, Baron-Cohen S (2014), “The effects of oxytocin on social reward learning in humans.” Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 17(2):199-209 Details

    Pohl A, Cassidy S, Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S (2014), “Uncovering steroidopathy in women with autism: a latent class analysis.” Mol Autism 5:27 Details

    Steeb H, Ramsey JM, Guest PC, Stocki P, Cooper JD, Rahmoune H, Ingudomnukul E, Auyeung B, Ruta L, Baron-Cohen S, Bahn S (2014), “Serum proteomic analysis identifies sex-specific differences in lipid metabolism and inflammation profiles in adults diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.” Mol Autism 5(1):4 Details

    Sun X, Allison C, Auyeung B, Matthews FE, Norton S, Baron-Cohen S, Brayne C (2014), “Psychometric Properties of the Mandarin Version of the Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST): An Exploratory Study.” J Autism Dev Disord Details

    Sun X, Allison C, Auyeung B, Matthews FE, Sharp SJ, Baron-Cohen S, Brayne C (2014), “The Mandarin Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST): Sex Differences.” J Autism Dev Disord Details

    Sun X, Allison C, Auyeung B, Matthews FE, Zhang Z, Baron-Cohen S, Brayne C (2014), “Comparison between a Mandarin Chinese version of the Childhood Autism Spectrum Test and the Clancy Autism Behaviour Scale in mainland China.” Res Dev Disabil 35(7):1599-608 Details

    2013

    Baron-Cohen S, Jaffa T, Davies S, Auyeung B, Allison C, Wheelwright S (2013), “Do girls with anorexia nervosa have elevated autistic traits?” Mol Autism 4(1):24 Details

    Sun X, Allison C, Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S, Brayne C (2013), “A review of healthcare service and education provision of Autism Spectrum Condition in mainland China.” Res Dev Disabil 34(1):469-79 Details

    Sun X, Allison C, Auyeung B, Matthews FE, Baron-Cohen S, Brayne C (2013), “The Mandarin Chinese version of the childhood autism spectrum test (CAST): Test-retest reliability.” Res Dev Disabil 34(10):3267-3275 Details

    Sun X, Allison C, Auyeung B, Matthews FE, Baron-Cohen S, Brayne C (2013), “Service provision for autism in mainland China: preliminary mapping of service pathways.” Soc Sci Med 98:87-94 Details

    Sun X, Allison C, Matthews FE, Sharp SJ, Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S, Brayne C (2013), “Prevalence of autism in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Mol Autism 4(1):7 Details

    2012

    Bethlehem RA, van Honk J, Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S (2012), “Oxytocin, brain physiology, and functional connectivity: A review of intranasal oxytocin fMRI studies.” Psychoneuroendocrinology Details

    Lai MC, Lombardo MV, Ruigrok AN, Chakrabarti B, Wheelwright SJ, Auyeung B, Allison C, MRC AIMS Consortium, Baron-Cohen S (2012), “Cognition in males and females with autism: similarities and differences.” PLoS One 7(10):e47198 Details

    Sun X, Allison C, Auyeung B, Matthews FE, Murray S, Baron-Cohen S, Brayne C (2012), “Service provision for autism in mainland China: A service providers' perspective.” Res Dev Disabil 34(1):440-451 Details

    Tavassoli T, Auyeung B, Murphy LC, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2012), “Variation in the autism candidate gene GABRB3 modulates tactile sensitivity in typically developing children.” Mol Autism 3(1):6 Details

    2011

    Baron-Cohen S, Lombardo MV, Auyeung B, Ashwin E, Chakrabarti B, Knickmeyer R (2011), “Why are autism spectrum conditions more prevalent in males?” PLoS Biol 9(6):e1001081 Details

    2010

    Chura LR, Lombardo MV, Ashwin E, Auyeung B, Chakrabarti B, Bullmore ET, Baron-Cohen S (2010), “Organizational effects of fetal testosterone on human corpus callosum size and asymmetry.” Psychoneuroendocrinology 35(1):122-32 Details

    Wheelwright S, Auyeung B, Allison C, Baron-Cohen S (2010), “Defining the broader, medium and narrow autism phenotype among parents using the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ).” Mol Autism 1(1):10 Details

    2009

    Baron-Cohen S, Auyeung B, Ashwin E, Knickmeyer R (2009), “Fetal testosterone and autistic traits: a response to three fascinating commentaries.” Br J Psychol 100(Pt 1):39-47 Details

    Mercure E, Ashwin E, Dick F, Halit H, Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S, Johnson MH (2009), “IQ, fetal testosterone and individual variability in children's functional lateralization.” Neuropsychologia 47(12):2537-43 Details

    2008

    Knickmeyer RC, Baron-Cohen S, Auyeung B, Ashwin E (2008), “How to test the extreme male brain theory of autism in terms of foetal androgens?” J Autism Dev Disord 38(5):995-6; author reply 997-8 Details

    2007

    Amirkhan A, Auyeung B (2007), “Coping with stress across the lifespan: Absolute vs. relative changes in strategy” Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

    2006

    Chapman E, Baron-Cohen S, Auyeung B, Knickmeyer R, Taylor K, Hackett G (2006), “Fetal testosterone and empathy: evidence from the empathy quotient (EQ) and the "reading the mind in the eyes" test.” Soc Neurosci 1(2):135-48 Details