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- n. The insular cortex, a structure of the human brain located within the lateral sulcus
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a portion of the cerebral cortex concealed in the Sylvian fissure, consisting of five or six radiating convolutions, the gyri operti.
- n. In a Roman city, especially Rome itself, a building composed of distinct apartments let to several families; an apartment-house or tenement-house, in distinction from domus, an independent residence.
- n. In a smaller Roman city, especially Pompeii, a block of houses entirely surrounded by streets.
Also, people who held a hot therapeutic pad versus cold were more likely to choose a gift for a friend rather than for themselves. 4 In this case, it appears that the insula is the culprit -- it processes physical warmth and social warmth.
And being rejected in love activates a part of the brain called the insula, which is the same region that lights up when we are in physical pain.
Scientists studying stroke patients found that damage to a place called the insula, which is a spot on the brain near your ear, but if there's damage there, it can instantly and permanently break your smoking habit.
There’s additional evidence that the anterior insula is home of the feeling of disgust: people with brain damage in that area lose the capacity to feel disgusted -- they can happily drink sour milk.
The insula is a complicated brain region involved in everything from registering disgust to engaging in social exchanges.
In one of his studies he found that, when a cellphone rings, there is activity in a part of the brain called the insula, "which is connected to feelings of love and compassion."
But it turns out that humans process relationships among variables in a region of the brain called the insula, which processes visceral reactions like disgust and pain.
When the researchers showed subjects a video of a ringing cellphone, a part of the brain called the insula exhibited a spike in activity.
Also, people who held a hot therapeutic pad versus cold were more likely to choose a gift for a friend rather than for themselves.4 In this case, it appears that the insula is the culprit -- it processes physical warmth and social warmth.
That causes an area of your brain called the insula -- which is in charge of paying attention to negative feelings -- to light up like a pinball machine.
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