An Insular View of Anxiety

@article{Paulus2006AnIV,
  title={An Insular View of Anxiety},
  author={M. Paulus and M. Stein},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={383-387}
}
We propose a general hypothesis that integrates affective and cognitive processing with neuroanatomy to explain anxiety pronenes. The premise is that individuals who are prone to anxiety show an altered interoceptive prediction signal, i.e., manifest augmented detection of the difference between the observed and expected body state. As a consequence, the increased prediction signal of a prospective aversive body state triggers an increase in anxious affect, worrisome thoughts and other… Expand
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