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Unravelling the Neurobiology of Interoceptive Inference

In a short review article in the Cell journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, AIAS Fellow Micah G. Allen discusses the function of the insular cortex, and how causal evidence for the nascent theory of interoceptive inference has now been identified.

2020.02.26 | Lena Bering

Image: Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

In the short ‘Spotlight’ commentary, cognitive neuroscientist Micah G. Allen from Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) and The Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University reviews the implications for interoception research of two recent articles by Gehrlach et al. and Livneh et al. Collectively, these studies evidence what has long been suspected from neuroimaging that the posterior insula is a crucial hub for integrating interoceptive predictions and emotion.

The short commentary by Allen entitled ‘Unravelling the Neurobiology of Interoceptive Inference’ is published this week in the Cell journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences and available open access in a preprint version via https://psyarxiv.com/7xgkr

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Micah Allen, AIAS Fellow, Associate Professor
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CFIN, The Department of Clinical Medicine
Aarhus University

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Tags: cognitive neuroscience, interoceptive inference, insular cortex