Class Notes (838,386)
United States (325,381)
NSCI442 (15)
Lecture 14

NSCI442 Lecture 14: Insula Lecture
Premium

2 Pages
59 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Neuroscience
Course
NSCI442
Professor
Forbes Chad
Semester
Spring

Description
Madison Newman NSCI 442-010 Tuesday April 4, 2017 Insula o Location-insula is folded deep within lateral sulcus o “Older” evolutionary region of the brain o Serves as critical point where all 3 cortices (prefrontal, temporal, parietal) started from o Middle of medial temporal & frontal regions of the brain o Divided into 2 parts o Cortical area overlying the insula toward the lateral surface of the brain is the operculum; opercula are formed from parts of the enclosing frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes o 1) anterior insula (towards front of brain)-heavily connected/interconnected with amygdala (central nucleus) & also the thalamus  Also interconnected with temporal and occipital lobe, opercular and orbitofrontal cortex (basal forebrain area), inferior frontal gyrus o 2) posterior insula (towards back of brain)-projects to lateral and central nuclei of amygdala, somatosensory cortex, thalamus Thursday April 6, 2017 Insula Functions: o Introspective awareness of body states: o ability to time one’s own heartbeat o involved in control of blood pressure and varies in activity as function of amount of effort person believes they are exerting o sensation of degree of pain o stomach/gastric distension o full bladder o listening to music, laughter, crying o Experience of bodily self-through awareness, sense of agency, and sense of body ownership o Gut feelings, intuition picking up body feelings and relating it to conscious perception and understanding o Motor control-hand and eye motor movement, swallowing, gastric motility, and speech articulation o sense of balance o  Plays a role as the interface in between you and your surroundings o Awareness of visual stimuli-presented stimuli out of beat of heart, able to process stimuli, but if i
More Less

Related notes for NSCI442

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit