Anouk Keizer


Affiliation: Utrecht University
Country: The Netherlands


  1. Keizer A, Engel M, Bonekamp J, van Elburg A. Hoop training: a pilot study assessing the effectiveness of a multisensory approach to treatment of body image disturbance in anorexia nervosa. Eat Weight Disord. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, a treatment approach in which the full spectrum of body image disturbances in AN is targeted has a unique added effect over treatment as usual. Level II, non-randomized controlled study. ..
  2. Keizer A, Smeets M, Dijkerman H, van Elburg A, Postma A. Aberrant somatosensory perception in Anorexia Nervosa. Psychiatry Res. 2012;200:530-7 pubmed publisher
    ..However, this could not solely explain misperception of tactile distances, suggesting that both bottom-up and top-down processes are involved. ..
  3. Sinoo C, van der Pal S, Blanson Henkemans O, Keizer A, Bierman B, Looije R, et al. Friendship with a robot: Children's perception of similarity between a robot's physical and virtual embodiment that supports diabetes self-management. Patient Educ Couns. 2018;101:1248-1255 pubmed publisher avatar complementing a physical robot in health care could increase children's motivation and adherence to use self-management support systems. ..
  4. Keizer A, Smeets M, Dijkerman H, Uzunbajakau S, van Elburg A, Postma A. Too fat to fit through the door: first evidence for disturbed body-scaled action in anorexia nervosa during locomotion. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e64602 pubmed publisher
    ..Body representation disturbances in AN are thus more pervasive than previously assumed: They do not only affect (conscious) cognition and perception, but (unconscious) actions as well. ..
  5. Keizer A, Smeets M, Dijkerman H, van den Hout M, Klugkist I, van Elburg A, et al. Tactile body image disturbance in anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry Res. 2011;190:115-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results imply that body image disturbances in AN are more widespread than previously assumed as they not only affect visual mental imagery, but also extend to disturbances in somatosensory aspects of body image. ..
  6. Keizer A, de Jong J, Bartlema L, Dijkerman C. Visual perception of the arm manipulates the experienced pleasantness of touch. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..These findings shed a new light on the underlying mechanisms of how humans experience pleasant touch and show that pleasant touch not solely dependents on bottom up information. ..