Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

• Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe psychiatric disorder characterized by recurrent refusal of caloric intake, resulting in emaciation. • Identifying whether neural networks that process food-related stimuli are affected in AN is important for understanding the biological basis of this illness, particularly severe food restriction. • The insular cortex is a key area that has been implicated; this brain region is associated with interoceptive awareness and gustation.

Keywords

Anorexia Nervosa; Insula Activation; Neural networks; Food motivation

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychiatry and Psychology

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

439 Kb

Language

English


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