University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
• 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.
Anorexia Nervosa; Insula Activation; Neural networks; Food motivation
Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychiatry and Psychology
Vazquez, R. K.,
Insula Activation and What it May Tell Us About Food Motivation in Anorexia Nervosa: A Systematic Literature Review.
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