From the body’s viscera to the body’s image: Is there a link between interoception and body image concerns?

  title={From the body’s viscera to the body’s image: Is there a link between interoception and body image concerns?},
  author={Deborah Badoud and Manos Tsakiris},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},

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