Sex differences in theory of mind

Tamara Russell and colleagues have discovered that, despite the stereotypes, men did better in a theory of mind test than women. The authors argue that the men used a systemizing strategy, thus, I presume were just simulating empathy. Not sure I like this conclusion, though it is thought provoking. Just how can Baron-Cohen’s empathising/systemizing distinction be made in a solid way?

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