Thermosensory activation of insular cortex

@article{Craig2000ThermosensoryAO,
  title={Thermosensory activation of insular cortex},
  author={A. D. Craig and K. Chen and Daniel Bandy and E. M. Reiman},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={184-190}
}
Temperature sensation is regarded as a submodality of touch, but evidence suggests involvement of insular cortex rather than parietal somatosensory cortices. Using positron emission tomography (PET), we found contralateral activity correlated with graded cooling stimuli only in the dorsal margin of the middle/posterior insula in humans. This corresponds to the thermoreceptive- and nociceptive-specific lamina I spinothalamocortical pathway in monkeys, and can be considered an enteroceptive area… 

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