About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Liyang is from Hangzhou, China, where she attended Hangzhou No. 14 High School
Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness affecting 1–2% of the population, characterized by mood swings, difficulty controlling anger, and feelings of emptiness. Liyang designed an experiment examining the correlation between BPD patients’ difficulty in perceiving their emotions and their inability to respond to those emotions.
Her research shows that alexithymia – the impaired ability to identify and describe one’s emotions – combines with BPD patients’ inability to interpret others’ emotions to impair social feedback and prevent them from feeling emotions. Liyang’s experiment will offer insight into emotional dysfunction that can be used to develop treatment options for BPD sufferers.
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