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A modified version of the Stroop colour naming task was administered to patients with anorexia nervosa, patients with bulimia nervosa and a control group. Stimuli were separated into three areas of concern. Compared to the controls, both patient groups showed selective processing of information related to eating and weight. Patients with anorexia nervosa also showed selective processing of information related to shape. There were no differences between the two patient groups.

Original publication




Journal article


Br J Clin Psychol

Publication Date





279 - 281


Adult, Anorexia Nervosa, Attention, Body Image, Body Weight, Bulimia, Color Perception, Discrimination Learning, Eating, Female, Humans, Personality Inventory, Reaction Time, Semantics