Disgust and the insula: fMRI responses to pictures of mutilation and contamination

@article{Wright2004DisgustAT,
  title={Disgust and the insula: fMRI responses to pictures of mutilation and contamination},
  author={Paul Wright and G. He and Nathan Andrew Shapira and Wayne K. Goodman and Y. Liu},
  journal={NeuroReport},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={2347-2351}
}
Although previous functional brain imaging studies have found that the insula responds selectively to facial expressions of disgust, it remains unclear whether the insula responds selectively to disgust-inducing pictures. In this fMRI study, healthy volunteers viewed pictures of contamination, human mutilation, attacks and neutral scenes during scanning, and then rated pictures for the ‘basic’ emotions. The anterior insula responded to contamination and mutilation but not attacks, while the… 

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