The Girl With a Boy's Brain

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“Kiriana Cowansage can run complex neuroscience experiments and sketch beautiful portraits. She melts at the sight of an animal, but she balks at the concept of love. Such paradoxes define women with Asperger’s syndrome.1

Asperger’s Disorder is very interesting in that it effects primarily males and seems to be genetic, being passed from father to son. It’s rare to come across a female with Asperger’s Disorder, what’s more interesting is how AS presents girls compared to boys. Psychology Today has an interesting profile on just such a person, and she’s quite extraordinary.

“Kiriana Cowansage can run complex neuroscience experiments and sketch beautiful portraits. She melts at the sight of an animal, but she balks at the concept of love. Such paradoxes define women with Asperger’s syndrome.1

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