Insular atrophy and diminished disgust reactivity.

  title={Insular atrophy and diminished disgust reactivity.},
  author={Alice Verstaen and Janet A. Eckart and Luma Muhtadie and Marcela C. Otero and Virginia E Sturm and Claudia M. Haase and Bruce L. Miller and Robert Wayne Levenson},
  volume={16 6},
Disgust is an emotion that helps us deal with potential contamination (Rozin & Fallon, 1987). It produces a distinctive facial expression (e.g., wrinkled nose) and a physiological response that is accompanied by strong visceral sensations (e.g., nausea). Given the important role that the anterior insula plays in processing and integrating visceral information (Craig, 2009), it is likely to be centrally involved in disgust. Despite this, few studies have examined the link between insular… CONTINUE READING
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