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Unravelling the Neurobiology of Interoceptive Inference

In a short review article in the Cell journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, head of the Embodied Computation Group at CFIN 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.

26.02.2020 | Henriette Blæsild Vuust

In the short ‘Spotlight’ commentary, cognitive neuroscientist Micah G. Allen, head of the Embodied Computation Group at CFIN, AU 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 Micash Allen is entitled ‘Unravelling the Neurobiology of Interoceptive Inference’ and published this week in the Cell journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences is available open access in a preprint version via https://psyarxiv.com/7xgkr

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Micah Allen AIAS Fellow, Associate Professor at CFIN
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Micah Allen 

CFIN, Department of Clinical Medicine
and  Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS)
Aarhus University

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