Learning and Emotions in Anorexia Nervosa

What is the study?

We are seeking adults with Anorexia Nervosa to participate in a study examining the role of the areas of the brain pertaining to learning in eating disorder behaviors. We will also examine how these areas of the brain change over time.

Who can participate?

Individuals with a current diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa may be able to participate in this study. Individuals must also be right-handed and must be over the age of 18. Individuals with a history of neurological disorder or brain injury, individuals who are pregnant, and individuals who are medically unfit to participate as determined by study staff will not be considered for study participation.

What will happen if I decide to participate?

Individuals who participate in this study will be asked to complete four study visits over the course of one year, as well as intermittent behavioral reporting via mobile phone. Participants are able to earn up to $560 depending on continued participation and performance on study tasks. Study procedures will take place at the Ambulatory Research Center and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. If you're interested in learning more, please contact study staff at 612-625-1542 or mcedr@umn.edu.

Study team

Principal Investigator (PI):
Study Coordinator:

Study status

Enrolling participants

Who can participate?

Inclusion Criteria:
• Individuals with a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa
• Age > 18 years old
• Right-handed

Exclusion Criteria:
• Medical instability as determined by study staff or current pregnancy
• Implanted metal, non-removable body piercings
• History of neurological disorder/injury (e.g., stroke, head injury)

For more information:

Autumn Askew
(612) 625-1542
mcedr@umn.edu