Professor Uta Frith
Developmental cognitive neuroscience
Autism and dyslexia have been Professor Frith's main research interests over the last 50 years. She has attempted to identify the core problems of these neuro-developmental disorders at the cognitive level and made connections from cognitive mechanisms to underlying brain systems and studied their function and dysfunction. She has also made connections from cognitive mechanisms to behavioural phenomena and shown that they change as a result of compensatory learning. Currently she is thinking and writing about cognitive mechanisms that underlie our everyday social interactions, and in particular the automatic ability to take into account others' mental states. Professor Frith now spends more time on science communication and on the promotion of women in science. She is pursuing this through sponsoring women in informal networks, using social media, including her Twitter account @utafrith, and contributing to documentaries. She is a member of the British Academy Communications and Engagements Committee.
Aarhus University Research Foundation Professor
Jan 2007 - Jan 2016
University College London Professor of Cognitive Development
Jan 1996 - Jan 2006
Medical Research Council Research Scientist
Jan 1968 - Jan 2006
Make up your mind(s)!
A pair of cognitive scientists, married for half a century, explain why two argumentative heads can be better than one
People of Science: Alice Lee
Uta Frith discusses Alice Lee, whose work in craniology challenged the idea that women were intellectually inferior because they have smaller brain sizes.
Autism and Talent
by Edited by Uta Frith, Francesca Happé - Published in 2010
Cognitive processes in spelling
by Uta Frith - Published in 1980
Professor Jay McClelland
Neural network models of human learning, memory and development in linguistic, semantic and mathematical cognition; Complementary learning systems in the brain and the effects of brain damage on cognition
Professor Francesca Happé
Typical and atypical socio-cognitive development, with particular focus on impairments and assets in autism spectrum disorder