Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Insular Cortex (Insula)

Science Blog - Schizophrenia symptoms linked to faulty ‘switch’ in the brain

The findings reveal that the severity of symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations, which are typical in people with schizophrenia, is caused by a disconnection between two important regions in the brain – the insula and the lateral frontal cortex

The four-year study, led by researchers at the University of Nottingham, centred on the insula region of the brain, a segregated ‘island’ that switches between reading information about the internal state of the body and the external world around us.

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