Université de Neuchâtel

Cognitive deficits in obese persons with and without binge eating disorder. Investigation using a mental flexibility task

Mobbs, Olivia ; Iglesias, Katia ; Golay, Alain ; Van der Linden, Martial

In: Appetite, 2011, vol. 57, no. 1, p. 263-271

Objective Studies suggest that cognitive deficits and attentional biases play a role in the development and maintenance of obesity and eating disorders. In this study, we simultaneously examine attentional biases, as well as inhibitory control and mental flexibility, which are keys to controlling unwanted behaviors and thoughts in obese patients with and without binge eating disorder....