Age-related changes in insula cortical thickness and impulsivity: Significance for emotional development and decision-making

Insula function has been associated with emotional regulation, adjusting to changing outcomes under risk, reward and loss anticipation, discounting of future rewards, and self-rated impulsivity. The role of the insula in these processes may be fundamentally related to prospective thinking, a trait that increases with age. There is evidence that insular… CONTINUE READING