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Table 6 Neural responses to body shape stimuli in people with AN

From: Physiological, emotional and neural responses to visual stimuli in eating disorders: a review

Author AN Participants HC participants Stimuli AN > HC AN < HC
Seeger et al. 2002 [66] 3 3 Distorted image of self > distorted image of other > abstract colour image R amygdala, brainstem, R gyrus fusiformis n/a
Wagner et al. 2003 [67] 15 11 Distorted image of self > distorted image of other > abstract colour image DLPFC and intraparietal sulcus n/a
Uher et al. 2005 [68] 13 18 Line drawing of body shape > line drawing of houses n/a R parietal, R and lateral fusiform gyrus
Sachdev et al. 2008 [69] 10 10 Images of self > grey screen n/a Insula, PFC and occipital lobe
Image of other > grey screen MPFC n/a
Miyake et al. 2010 [64] 24 total
12 restrictive
12 binge purge subtype
12 Negative body image words > neutral words
Negative emotional words > neutral words
Amygdala, L MPFC, DLPFC and LI parietal n/a
Vocks et al. 2010 [65] 13 27 Self-image n/a LI parietal lobe, M temporal gyrus, L uncus, parahippocampal
Image of other R amygdala, bilateral para hippocampal, L uncus, L hippocampus, R posterior cingulate n/a
Miyake et al. 2010 [53] 22 11 Distorted own body image Amygdala, MPFC, DLPFC n/a
Distorted image of other R amygdala
Castellini et al. 2013 [52] 18 19 Own body image normal > distorted frontal gyrus, M temporal gyrus, DLPFC n/a
  1. R right, L left, DLPFC dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, OFC orbitofrontal cortex, ACC anterior cingulate cortex, M medial, S superior, I inferior