Social information processing following resection of the insular cortex

  title={Social information processing following resection of the insular cortex},
  author={Olivier Boucher and Isabelle Rouleau and Maryse Lassonde and Franco Lepore and D. K. Nguyen},
The insula has been implicated in social cognition and empathy in several neuroimaging paradigms. Impairments in social information processing, including specific deficits in disgust recognition, have been described following isolated insular damage, although the evidence remains limited to a few case studies. The present study examines social cognition and empathy in a group of fifteen patients for whom the insula was removed as part of their epilepsy surgery. These patients were compared to a… CONTINUE READING
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