Unravelling the Neurobiology of Interoceptive Inference.

Author: Allen M1
1Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; Cambridge Psychiatry, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. Electronic address: micah@cfin.au.dk.
Conference/Journal: Trends Cogn Sci.
Date published: 2020 Apr
Other: Volume ID: 24 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 265-266 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2020.02.002. Epub 2020 Feb 24. , Word Count: 61

What is the function of the insular cortex? Two recent studies (by Gehrlach et al. and Livneh et al.) offer new insight into how this enigmatic brain region integrates interoception and exteroception in the service of emotion. The findings provide much needed causal evidence for the nascent theory of interoceptive inference.

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PMID: 32160563 DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2020.02.002