Does testosterone impair men's cognitive empathy? Evidence from two large-scale randomized controlled trialsroyalsocietypublishing.org
- Two large-scale studies, on 243 and 400 participants, show no evidence that testosterone affects empathy in young men.
- This casts doubt on the theory that early exposure to increased levels of testosterone can cause men to lose empathy.
- These results do not take into account all possible links between testosterone and empathy.
- However, they still provide robust evidence that developmental exposure to testosterone does not impact cognitive empathy.