Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The face in the coffee beans

Howdy everyone. I realize that I've been a little lax at updating this blog- I've been launching my career as a freelance science writer, and that was a giant time suck, to say the least. But now I've gotten established and I'm looking forward to blogging regularly here about the latest ED research. To get you back in the swing of things, I'm starting off with a little brain teaser.

Do you see the face in the coffee beans?


This is one of the neuropsychological tests that researchers have used at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. People with EDs, especially anorexia, are really good at finding the face in the coffee beans. They find it easy to focus on the details and ignore the bigger picture. Essentially, they embody the phrase "can't see the forest for the trees."

These tests aren't diagnostic of anorexia, but they do indicate a detail-orientation, a tendency to lose sight of the big picture (the coffee beans) and focus in on tiny little details that ultimately reveal a face. The "Where's Waldo" books are something similar. For someone with an eating disorder, they will focus on the fact that a Hass avocado has 300 calories rather than focusing on the good fats and oils in the fruit, the buttery taste of guacamole, that California burger they had at a backyard cookout. Or even the need to eat such fats to think better and have shiny, smooth hair. No, an avocado only means 300 calories. Period.

Kara Fitzpatrick at Stanford University gives a talk about the latest eating disorder neuroscience research. It's a series of 3 videos that last slightly over 20 minutes. You can easily just listen to the talk--the visuals aren't utterly crucial.


I hope you enjoy!

128 comments:

Emma said...

Hi Carrie,

This is a really fascinating site. I hope you don't mind but I've quoted you with a link on my blog.

Thanks for all your posts and research,

Emma

Jack said...

The AlgaeCal Bone Health Program is a natural <a href="http://www.algaecal.com/osteoporosis-treatment.html>osteoporosis treatment</a> that combines all of the above advice.This natural osteoporosis treatment consists of AlgaeCal Plus, Strontium Boost and weight bearing exercise.

AlgaeCal Plus is the world's only plant source calcium and It also includes magnesium, trace minerals, vitamin D3 and vitamin k2. Strontium Boost is a supplement consisting of strontium citrate, learn more about strontium, a powerful bone building mineral.

BlogFront said...

Hi Carrie,

BlogFront.org is committed to uphold the quality standards of blogging. We strive to maintain and promote only the most credible blogs in their respective fields.

Spam blogs or "splogs" has been a problem for some time now and people are getting confused about which blog to trust.

We would like to thank you for maintaining such a reputable blog. We know that it takes time, effort and commitment to keep such a blog and as such, we have added your blog as one of the top Eating Disorders Blogs.

You can see your blog listed here: http://blogfront.org/eating-disorders

You can also claim your BlogFront Top Blogs badge at http://blogfront.org/badges/eating-disorders

Thank you for keeping your blog credible. Let's keep the blog revolution alive!

Maria Blanchard
BlogFront.org
Blog Revolucion

bruce said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

Low Platelets Treatment and Natural Remedies

Linda Martin said...

Hi Carrie, I've been recovering from anorexia for the past five years, and I just came across your site. It's really wonderful. As a survivor, it's hard not to feel alone. I think that my family and friends think that I'm "all better now"! But in reality, every day is a struggle. Wanted to share a link that's been really helpful to me: http://onlineceucredit.com/edu/social-work-ceus-eda Anyway, keep up the amazing posts! I will be back here for sure :)

Sir sheamus said...

Unbelievable job mates, I enjoy going through your articles.
these possible side effects

osteoporosis guidelines said...

I totally agree with Jake.
AgaeCal is a very good natural osteoporosis treatment.

I also suggest to check out the Save our bones program.

Johnathan said...

A well put together blog which I found very informative. Have a look at my site about green coffee extract which is a great weight loss solution.

Sir ackent said...

Your thing is shows latent, m gona add this to my bookmarks.resume writing tips

vey smith said...

Info is out of this world, I would love to read more. strong wealth

chiris jopher said...

I really wana thank you for providing such informative and qualitative material so often.
National Two Advice

Jeffrey Ramsey said...

The matter that you provide is worth our time and energy. Relationships by Vector Rope

Hazel Yamasaki said...

I feel ecstatic I found you website and blogs.
Big Danee Advice

June Riley said...

This blog has very distinct features. Thanks Welcome to Onks Design

good studio said...

That’s a nice site you people are carrying out there.
Economy Fence Tips

lews jhon said...

Your articles and contents are encouraging.Get more info about Hnn X size

Timon berg said...

Thanks meant for sharing this type of satisfying opinion, written piece is fastidious, that’s why I’ve read it completely.
payday loans online

Avocet Steel said...

Really informative and useful information.
payday loans

online direct lenders

Malina Tysonh said...

There is good collection of the articles with informative stuff..
online payday loan

Jeri Doyle said...

Thanks guys, for sharing this conductive collected data at one place. Learn More About Cagla Yanas

david gage said...

I’m definitely coming again to see these articles and blogs.
RLI Mola Tips And Tricks

allan grace said...

The information in this blog is extremely useful for the people.
Read More about Coepe Fest

Lindsey Messier said...

How fine of you!!!! Really awesome efforts you have shown. Get more info about Sury Alaya

Zara Whitaker said...

Your blogs and its stuff are so notable and worthwhile it can make me return.
Good Relationship With Wocnadop Tastop

Felicia Buscher said...

I like all details that you provide in your articles. Secure Amazon Streaming Advice

Avocet Steel said...

These articles and blogs are truly enough for me for a day.]
reclaim ppi

Victor Silva said...

Your listing are progressing with days dungeon it up guys. ppi reclaim

Cecelia Smart said...

Great blog post! I don’t understand how long it will require me to obtain through all of them! payday loan no credit check

Keith lee said...

Awesome! Immense information there. car ins

luana souza said...

I would never crave to lose out any chance to look throughout your contents. payday loans no credit check

Nunah Mikhail said...

I read your blogs regularly. Your humoristic way is amusing, continue the good work! Go to Beverly Tran 4 Michigan

lara steve said...

Pretty remarkable post. I simply came across your blog and desired to say that I have really enjoyed searching your blog posts.
web counter

chiris jerrycho said...

The knowledge on your website never confuses me
interior decoration ideas

Seth Danks said...

The matter that you provide is worth our time and energy. ppicalculator

Valentina Lilienthal said...

http://www.mlovesmblog.com/2011/11/wedding-wednesday-our-wedding-video.html?showComment=1383551249039#c10930131977252263You make sense out of the most complex topics.
ppi compensation

Valentina Lilienthal said...

Fantastic work man, keep your heads high you did it.
PPI Claim

Nancey John said...

Keep it up; keep posting more n more n more.
Welcome to The Lesbian Blog

lucas kathy said...

This blog post is really great; the standard stuff of the post is genuinely amazing. Welcome to GDF Cultures

Nancey John said...

I guess I haven’t read such unique material anywhere else online.
Relationship Advice by Regi Soft

Stepney john said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Stepney john said...

Your blogs are totally value gift compute and energy.
Ride French River Love Tips

robin hood said...

You guys out there are performing a great job.
Relationship Advice by Wuc Boxing 2012

lucas kathy said...

I love all details that you give in your articles. Welcome to Thenyre

lara jade said...

I would but say to you all "impressive information"
Click for Len Libby

lucas kathy said...

The matter that you provide is worth our time and energy. Welcome to Wachovia First Union Information

lucas kathy said...

The matter that you provide is worth our time and energy. Welcome to Wachovia First Union Information

lucas kathy said...

I beyond doubt appreciate your articles and blogs Welcome to About APM

chris jericho said...

The blog is good enough, keep up writing such type of posts.
best android rooting software

sunglasses for women said...

Your review is awesome! I would love to make this soundscape my own.

Richard Sandberg said...

These blogs are valuable because these are providing such informative information for all the people.
pirater un compte facebook

sirking said...

Waooow!! Nice blog, this will be greatly helpful.piratage facebook

Robert Jackson said...

Nicest information!!! I'll be enchanted to greatly help due to what I've learnt from here. automobile insurance quotes

anjila smith said...

I have got the superb information from these blogs finally. small business products

Micheal Hussey said...

That’s really a nice one, I have seen many blogs but they are outdated so I’m pleased to see this blog now.
social media infographics

Johney Duke said...

This is really an excellent blog as well as its content.
infographic

Cm punk said...

I definitely respect and am grateful for your point on every single object.infographic design

Nunah Mikhail said...

congratulations guys, quality information you have given!!! infographics design

Sir David said...

I have been really impressed by going through this awesome blog.auto insurance quote

Rio Prince said...

Congrats you individuals are doing with this blog site.
payday loans texas

James Bond Bond said...

Every week-end I used to pay a fast visit this site, because I’d like enjoyment, because this web site conations certainly fussy material.
whole life ins

robin hood said...

Hey to everyone, it’s my first visit of the blog site; this blog includes awesome and actually best info for the visitors.infographics design

Mickey James said...

I never ever read such type of info before this was really incredible.
blood sugar levels chart

Timon berg said...

It’s amazing in support of me to truly have a web site that is valuable meant for my knowledge.
car insurance rates

Eric Jackson said...

Your posts are too powerful preferred to feature and easy to understand.
Recommended Site

oyehitler said...

Every week-end I used to pay a fast visit this site, because I’d like enjoyment, because this web site conations certainly fussy material.
online tutoring for free

jaky lon said...

I am surprised why other specialized don’t perceive your site I’m greatly cheerful I discovered this.
magnettavle

anthony brabo said...

I feel happiness to read the content that you are posting.
http://www.SelfDirectedGoldIRAPlan.com

BRAN SON said...

This blog is down to earth, hats off buds available.
seo edmonton

Samion Eric said...

A great job you have already done. I’m really delighted to see your amazing work.
New York accident attorney

Ujiva Nelson said...

Hi guys, the articles written in this blog sites, these are truly amazing regarding people knowledge well.
Dear Friday Website Design Art Mark Dixon Perth Western Australia

Mickey James said...

I wanna thanks to a great extent for providing such informative and qualitative material therefore often.
cleaning solar panels

Sheamus Warior said...

I think I have really come on the right place for getting the perfect info.
personal payday loans

Malina Tysonh said...

I'm also visiting this site regularly, this web site is really nice and the users are genuinely sharing good thoughts.
rar password unlocker

Zachary Rizzuto said...

Hi, having read this awesome written piece I’m also pleased to fairly share my familiarity here with colleagues.truck insurance rates

Phyllis Osborn said...

Waooow!!! Magnificent blogs, this is what I wanted to search. Thanks buddy
aston martin insurance rates

Micheal Hussey said...

I like a lot this nice job of us.
talk talk customer service

Lisa Gregg said...

I Never ever found such edifying blogs.
payday loan

sirking said...

No wonder why you receive countless of feedbacks.
weight loss supplements for women

Zachary Rizzuto said...

Provided blogs and articles looking very supportive for us.
visit us

Julie Johnson said...

congratulations guys, quality information you have given!!! free tutoring online

Lucy gray said...

I Never ever found such edifying blogs.
pirater un compte facebook gratuit

Cory Fuller said...

Your composing is purely awe-inspiring that I desired to read such high quality material...working tax credits phone number

Dolph ziggler said...

congratulations guys, quality information you have given!!! restaurants in schaumburg

Julie Johnson said...

congratulations guys, quality information you have given!!! personal trainer Winnipeg

akon said...

I Never ever found such edifying blogs.
pirater un compte facebook

Julie Johnson said...

An enormous round of applause, continue the great work. hacker un compte facebook

payday now said...

Continue the good work; keep posting more n more n more.
Mango producers in Pakistan

tina john said...

I think this is the best blog I have been through all this day. vietnam travel

payday now said...

The blog is unique that’s providing the nice material. Please post more interesting articles here.



Gexton Apps

Dolph ziggler said...

Amazing information in this blog here that is truly glancing over the every aspects of topic.
anonymous browsing

Daniel Daniel Cronk said...

The problem is that you provide may be worth our time and also effort.
swiss replica watches

Mike tyson said...

It’s really such nice information to get advantage from.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GR0ESK0

thomas morrison said...

Awesome blog! Now In anticipation of a follow-up ….
payday online loans

Dolph ziggler said...

It's been good to see your blog when I always look for such type of blogs. It’s great to discover the post here.
bubblegum casting

aleena rose said...

I’m glad to locate so much of informative data in your blog.
download winzip

saim disoza said...

It’s a classic great for me to go to this blog site, it offers helpful suggestions
http://www.epicfollowers.com

saim disoza said...

It’s a classic great for me to go to this blog site, it offers helpful suggestionsbuy twitter followers UK

aleena rose said...

I have got the superb information from these blogs finally.
vietnam visa on arrival
Inner Page Urls

saim disoza said...

This text may be value everyone’s attention. How will I learn more? replica watches uk

Tegar Fajar said...

Thank you for the information you have provided, I am really happy because this post with my knowledge increaseth, visit our website manuel

Prediksi Bola | Judi Online | Agen Casino | Taruhan Bola
Casino Online | Agen Bola | Prediksi Dan Berita Sepakbola
Agen Bola Online | Bandar Bola | Agen Casino| Situs Judi
Agen Bola | Taruhan Bola Online | Agen Casino Terpercaya
Taruhan Bola | Judi Online | Agen Casino Terpercaya
Agen Bola Online, Situs Judi Casino Online, Bandar Taruhan Bola
Prediksi Akurat | Prediksi Bola | Berita Bola | Bursa Bola
Berita Bola Online: Z Score | Review Akurat
Berita Bola: Kumpulan Informasi, Prediksi Skor

Tegar fajar fajar said...

CMCPoker.com AGEN JUDI POKER ONLINE , AGEN JUDI DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA
ituBola.com JUDI BOLA, AGEN BOLA, AGEN JUDI BOLA PIALA DUNIA
ituCasino.com AGEN JUDI CASINO ONLINE SBOBET 338A INDONESIA TERPERCAYA
ituDomino.com JUDI DOMINO, AGEN DOMINO, AGEN JUDI DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA
Poker757.com Agen Judi Poker Online Terpercaya Indonesia
SayaPoker.com Agen Judi Poker dan Domino Online Terpercaya Indonesia
SenangPoker.com Agen Judi Poker Online Terpercaya Indonesia
PokerKiuKiu.com Agen Judi Poker dan Domino Uang Asli Indonesia

ituBola.com JUDI BOLA, AGEN BOLA, AGEN JUDI BOLA PIALA DUNIA
ituCasino.com AGEN JUDI CASINO ONLINE SBOBET 338A INDONESIA TERPERCAYA
ituDomino.com JUDI DOMINO, AGEN DOMINO, AGEN JUDI DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA
Poker757.com Agen Judi Poker Online Terpercaya Indonesia
SayaPoker.com Agen Judi Poker dan Domino Online Terpercaya Indonesia
SenangPoker.com Agen Judi Poker Online Terpercaya Indonesia
PokerKiuKiu.com Agen Judi Poker dan Domino Uang Asli Indonesia
CMCPoker.com AGEN JUDI POKER ONLINE , AGEN JUDI DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA
ituPoker.com JUDI POKER, AGEN POKER, AGEN SITUS TARUHAN BANDAR JUDI POKER ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA

aleena rose said...

Thanks for sharing such an informative posts so keep it up man!!
sewing kit

saim disoza said...

It’s never too late to develop your data and your contents really excite me a lot.vietnam travel

saim disoza said...

I see the greatest contents on your blog and I extremely love reading them.vietnam tour

saim disoza said...

I feel really finicky reading these articles I mean there are writers that can write reasonable stuff.vietnam holiday

tegas fajar said...

BUNDAPOKER.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER DAN DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA
BUNDAPOKER.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER DAN DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA


SARANAPOKER.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER DAN DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA

SARANAPOKER.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER DAN DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA

tegartegartegar77 said...

CMCPoker.com AGEN JUDI POKER ONLINE,AGEN JUDI DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA

ituBola.com JUDI BOLA, AGEN BOLA, AGEN JUDI BOLA PIALA DUNIA

ituCasino.com AGEN JUDI CASINO ONLINE SBOBET 338A INDONESIA TERPERCAYA

ituDomino.com JUDI DOMINO, AGEN DOMINO, AGEN JUDI DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA

BUNDAPOKER.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER DAN DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA

SARANAPOKER.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER DAN DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA

graham goch said...

Continue the good work; keep posting more n more n more.easy payday loans

jhon cena said...

Thanks friends, for providing such enlightening data.book a apartment marrakech

grady williams said...

I’m surely coming again to read these articles and blogs home security systems reviews

grady williams said...

Really informative and useful information. protect america security

deny lost said...

I feel ecstatic I found you website and blogs. find villa marrakech

serhaej mjead said...

Never found such informative articles dating games

Jones Henry said...

I like all details that you provide in your articles. online dating tips for men

Jones Henry said...

I like all details that you provide in your articles. online dating tips for men

kent clark said...

I guess I haven’t read such unique material anywhere else online. electric razor

kent clark said...

That’s a great site you folks have been carrying out there. infographics

Jullia Grace said...

Your articles are very well written and unique.term life insurance rates for seniors

90ououoi said...

Never found such informative articles two-factor authentication

90ououoi said...

I would be flattened if all websites gave articles like that. online password generator

90ououoi said...

I would be flattened if all websites gave articles like that. online password generator

Lisa John said...

I would be flattened if all websites gave articles like that. tennis court maintenance

Lisa John said...

I Love your articles guys keep it up. hajj packages

Angel Rio said...

Your blogs and its stuff are so notable and worthwhile it can make me return.online payday loans in nashville tn

Top Portal Review - Best Trampolines for Kids said...

This is a nice post
in an interesting line of content.Thanks for sharing this article, great way
of bring this topic to discussion.
Top 10 Best USB LED Light And Top Portal Review

Top Portal Review - Review Best Knowledge and Product Review said...

I read your blogs regularly. Your humoristic way is amusing, continue the good work!Top 10 Best Bike Racks Reviews And Top Portal Review

Top 10 Best USB LED Light And Top Portal Review

Best Trampolines for Kids, Top 10 Best Trampolines for Kids In Review And Top Portal Review: Best Product Review

Best Body Vibration Platform Machines, And Top Portal Review: Best Product and Knowledge Review

Reachsey said...

Nice article! I read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i have some good articles to read:
Feel fгee to visit my Page: Top Portal Review
Top 10 Best Swingline Staplers in 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Himalayan Salt Lamps In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Drone Quadcopter With HD Camera To Buy In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Drum Sets For Beginners And Professionals In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Jump Starters in 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Decorative Pillows Cover In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Fire Extinguishers In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Hair Clippers For Men In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Adjustable Benches Weight Training In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Pillow Toy Dolls For Kids And Adults In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best GoPro Smart Remote In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Resistance Bands In 2015 Reviews

Antonio Vron said...

Great article! Find all best for car for less money.