Dr Scott Crow

Psychiatry
Medical School
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Eating Disorders

The goal of this research is to determine the extent to which neurobiological disturbances related to goal directed versus habit learning contribute to eating disorder symptoms in different stages of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) (cross-sectionally) and course of illness (longitudinally). The researchers are examining goal directed and habit learning through their underlying neural mechanisms identified via fMRI, as well as through self-report measured using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to provide ecologically valid corroboration of fMRI results. The aims of the research are:

  • To identify how goal directed and habit learning, measured by neural activity in response to decision-making tasks and EMA post- disordered eating affect curves, vary by illness stage
  • To determine whether baseline goal directed or habit learning indices longitudinally predict eating disorder outcome at 12-month follow-up
  • To determine whether 12-month change in goal directed and habit learning indices longitudinally predict eating disorder outcome at 12-month follow-up

Project Investigators

Dr Scott Crow
 
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