Altered Insula Response to Taste Stimuli in Individuals Recovered from Restricting-Type Anorexia Nervosa

@article{Wagner2008AlteredIR,
  title={Altered Insula Response to Taste Stimuli in Individuals Recovered from Restricting-Type Anorexia Nervosa},
  author={Angela R Wagner and Howard Aizenstein and Laura M Mazurkewicz and Julie Fudge and Guido K. W. Frank and Karen Putnam and Ursula Franziska Bailer and Lorie Fischer and Walter H. Kaye},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={513-523}
}
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an illness characterized by aversion to ingestion of normally palatable foods. We examined whether there is a primary disturbance of taste processing and experience of pleasure using a sucrose/water task in conjunction with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). To avoid confounding effects of illness, 16 women recovered from restricting-type AN were compared to 16 control women (CW). We used a region of interest-based fMRI approach to test the idea that… CONTINUE READING