Anticipation of body-scaled action is modified in anorexia nervosa

@article{Guardia2010AnticipationOB,
  title={Anticipation of body-scaled action is modified in anorexia nervosa},
  author={Dewi Guardia and Gilles Lafargue and Pierre Thomas and Vincent Dodin and Marion Luyat},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={48},
  pages={3961-3966}
}
Patients with anorexia nervosa frequently believe they are larger than they really are. The precise nature of this bias is not known: is it a false belief related to the patient's aesthetic and emotional attitudes towards her body? Or could it also reflect abnormal processing of the representation of the body in action? We tested this latter hypothesis by using a body-scaled action-anticipation task in which 25 anorexics and 25 control participants had to judge whether or not an aperture was… CONTINUE READING

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