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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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?