4. Neuropsychology

  1. Bryan Lask2,3,4 and
  2. Ian Frampton2,5
  1. Joanna E. Steinglass and
  2. Deborah R. Glasofer

Published Online: 10 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch4

Eating Disorders and the Brain

Eating Disorders and the Brain

How to Cite

Steinglass, J. E. and Glasofer, D. R. (2011) Neuropsychology, in Eating Disorders and the Brain (eds B. Lask and I. Frampton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Regional Eating Disorders Service, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo Universitetssykehus HF, Ullevål, Bygg 37, 0407 Oslo, Norway

  2. 3

    Ellern Mede Service for Eating Disorders, 31 Totteridge Common, London, N20 8LR, UK

  3. 4

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, WC1N 3JH, UK

  4. 5

    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Author Information

  1. Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670033

Online ISBN: 9781119998402



  • neuropsychology and binge-eating disorder (BED);
  • clinical neuropsychology, examining relationship - between brain pathology and behaviour;
  • eating-disorder behaviour complexity - cognitive processing in eating disorders;
  • neuropsychology of eating disorders - organized, by neuropsychological domain;
  • intellectual functioning - intelligence, ability to reason and think, cognitive functioning by domain;
  • anorexia nervosa, and standard tests of intelligence - normal, individuals with AN;
  • psychomotor speed, impaired - in acutely ill patients with AN and BN;
  • memory, core cognitive function - impairment in brain disorders, short- and long-term memory;
  • visuospatial processing, perception - understanding of spatial relationships;
  • neuropsychology, and study of activity - subserving cognitive processes in healthy individuals


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Intellectual functioning

  • Attention

  • Memory

  • Visuospatial processing

  • Executive functioning

  • Conclusion

  • References