cephalic phase response

ce·phal·ic phase re·sponse

(sĕ-fal'ik fāz rē-spons')
A response of the parasympathetic nervous system to a cognitive or sensory stimulus regarding food.
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However, as a cephalic phase response is not related to absorption of nutrients through the gastrointestinal tract during a carbohydrate mouth rinse, but as a consequence of oral carbohydrate recognition, the insulin response may occur less than 10 min after stimulation (Just et al., 2008).
Based on the understanding of the cephalic phase response, what physiological responses (prior to eating) does the author hypothesize could be altered during the development of anorexia nervosa?