Feelings of warmth correlate with neural activity in right anterior insular cortex

@article{Olausson2005FeelingsOW,
  title={Feelings of warmth correlate with neural activity in right anterior insular cortex},
  author={H. Olausson and J. Charron and S. Marchand and C. Villemure and I. Strigo and M. Bushnell},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={389},
  pages={1-5}
}
The neural coding of perception can differ from that for the physical attributes of a stimulus. Recent studies suggest that activity in right anterior insular cortex may underlie thermal perception, particularly that of cold. We now examine whether this region is also important for the perception of warmth. We applied cutaneous warm stimuli on the left leg (warmth) in normal subjects (n = 7) during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). After each stimulus, subjects rated their… Expand
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