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The integration of the internal and external milieu in the insula during dynamic emotional experiences

Overview of attention for article published in NeuroImage, January 2016
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Title
The integration of the internal and external milieu in the insula during dynamic emotional experiences
Published in
NeuroImage, January 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.08.078
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Vinh Thai Nguyen, Michael Breakspear, Xintao Hu, Christine Cong Guo

Abstract

While external events trigger emotional responses, interoception (the perception of internal physiological states) is fundamental to core emotional experience. By combining high resolution functional neuroimaging with concurrent physiological recordings, we investigated the neural mechanisms of interoceptive integration during free listening to an emotionally salient audio film. We found that cardiac activity, a key interoceptive signal, was robustly synchronized across participants and centrally represented in the posterior insula. Effective connectivity analysis revealed that the anterior insula, specifically tuned to the emotionally salient moments of the audio stream, serves as an integration hub of interoceptive processing: interoceptive states represented in the posterior insula are integrated with exteroceptive representations by the anterior insula to highlight these emotionally salient moments. Our study for the first time demonstrates the insular hierarchy for interoceptive processing during natural emotional experience. These findings provide an ecologically-valid framework for elucidating the neural underpinnings of emotional deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
Unknown 91 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 18%
Student > Master 16 16%
Unspecified 9 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Other 23 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 38 39%
Neuroscience 19 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 11%
Unspecified 10 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 7%
Other 12 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 September 2015.
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#1,999,685
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#2,096
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#48,332
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Outputs of similar age from NeuroImage
#72
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