Summary #796

Does testosterone impair men's cognitive empathy? Evidence from two large-scale randomized controlled trials
  • 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.


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