Electrocortical Processing of Food and Emotional Pictures in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

  title={Electrocortical Processing of Food and Emotional Pictures in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa},
  author={Jens Blechert and Bernd Feige and Andreas A B Joos and Almut Zeeck and Brunna Tuschen-Caffier},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
Objective: To compare the electrocortical processing of food pictures in participants with anorexia nervosa (n = 21), bulimia nervosa (n = 22), and healthy controls (HCs) (n = 32) by measuring the early posterior negativity, an event-related potential that reflects stimulus salience and selective attention. Methods: We exposed these three groups to a rapid stream of high- and low-calorie food pictures, as well as standard emotional and neutral pictures. Results: Event-related potentials in the… 
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