This study is exploring the relationship between touch perception and body image in anorexia nervosa. We are looking for female participants with either a current or past diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, between the ages of 18 and 65, with a BMI over 13, who are fluent in English. If you meet these criteria, you will be eligible for the study. The first part of the study requires completing four questionnaires, which ask questions concerning your diagnoses and how you feel about your body. In the second part of the study you will be asked to estimate distances presented on the skin of the arm and abdomen with a calliper, along with your confidence in these estimates.
The full procedure will take approximately 45 minutes and will take place at Monash University, Clayton. The tests will be administered by a female experimenter, Manja Engel, a neuropsychologist with extensive experience working with patients with anorexia nervosa. Participants will be compensated between $20 for each lab session, plus a travel reimbursement of $1 per km travelled (capped at $30). If you would like more information on the study, please contact Manja Engel via [email protected]. Note that we require participants to be fit enough to travel to the Monash University and participate in a (seated) experiment for 45 minutes.