Neural systems connecting interoceptive awareness and feelings.

@article{Pollatos2007NeuralSC,
  title={Neural systems connecting interoceptive awareness and feelings.},
  author={Olga Pollatos and Klaus Gramann and Rainer Schandry},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          9-18
        }
}
In many theories of emotions the representations of bodily responses play an important role for subjective feelings. We tested the hypothesis that the perception of bodily states is positively related to the experienced intensity of feelings as well as to the activity of first-order and second-order brain structures involved in the processing of feelings. Using a heartbeat perception task, subjects were separated into groups with either high or poor interoceptive awareness. During emotional… CONTINUE READING

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