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ARC Eyes Test

Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET)

Autism Research Centre (ARC)
Department of Developmental Psychiatry,
University of Cambridge
"ARC is situated within the School of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Cambridge. Various tests have been devised by ARC for use in the course of our research. Some of these tests are made available here for download."

ARC Downloadable Tests
Eyes Test (Adult)
Eyes Test (Child)

Reading the mind in the eyes  (NY Times)
(Take the test) For each pair of eyes, choose which word best describes what the person in the picture is thinking or feeling. When you've answered all the questions, press the 'Get score' button at the bottom to see your results.'

Reading the mind in the eyes 
(Take the test) For each set of eyes, choose which word best describes that the person is thinking or feeling.


R. A. Richell, D. G. V. Mitchell, C. Newman, A. Leonard, S. Baron-Cohen and R. J. R. Blair, (2003)
Theory of mind and psychopathy: can psychopathic individuals read the ‘language of the eyes’?
Neuropsychologia 41:523–526

R. Adolphs, S. Baron-Cohen and D. Tranel, (2002)
Impaired Recognition of Social Emotions following Amygdala Damage
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 14:8:1-11

S. Baron-Cohen, S. Wheelwright and J. Hill, (2001)
The 'Reading the mind in the eyes' test revised version: A study with normal adults, and adults with Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning autism
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 42:241-252

S. Baron-Cohen, H. Ring, S. Wheelwright, E. T. Bullmore, M. J. Brammer, A. Simmons and S. Williams, (1999)
Social intelligence in the normal and autistic brain: an fMRI study
European Journal of Neuroscience 11:1891-1898

S. Baron-Cohen, T. Jolliffe, C. Mortimore and M. Robertson, (1997)
Another advanced test of theory of mind: evidence from very high functioning adults with autism or Asperger Syndrome
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 38:813-822