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INSULA, Latin. An island. In the Roman law the word is applied to a house not connected with other houses, but separated by a surrounding space of ground. Calvini Lex; Vicat, Vocab. ad voc.

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Evidence is emerging that implicates cortical areas, such as the mouth presentation in the primary motor cortex (M1, Brodmann's area 4, BA 4), Broca's area (left inferior frontal region), the supplementary motor area (SMA, also known as Penfield's area), Brodmann's area 6 (BA 6, which is the SMA and superior lateral premotor region), the inferior lateral premotor cortex (BA 6/44), Wernicke's area, the auditory processing system, which includes the primary auditory cortex (BA 41/42), the auditory association cortex (BA 21/22), the anterior insula, the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), as well as the somatic sensory area (Brodal, 1981:835; Fox et al.
Produced and conducted by Insula Research, the annual study seeks to identify quick-service restaurants that perform best in several areas of drive-thru service.
The researchers, by measuring the cortical thickness of the insula, found that the amount of cigarette exposure was negatively related to the thickness in the right side of the insula.
In a recent study, his team strapped heat-delivering gadgets to volunteers' arms and cranked the devices to painfully hot temperatures while measuring insula activity via fMRI.
Conversely, hyperactivity in the insula predicted remission with escitalopram and a poor response to CBT.
When presented with angry faces, children with a history of abuse show heightened activity in the brain's anterior insula and amygdala, regions involved in detecting threat and anticipating pain.
Data pooled from 20 different studies revealed that two brain structures, the insula and striatum, play key roles in sexual desire and love.
But "slackers", who were less willing to work hard for reward, had higher dopamine levels in the anterior insula.
The authors also observed that the greater the pain, the more the DMN was connected to the insula, a region considered to be involved in pain processing.
The reports discuss such matters as the domus and the Triconch Palace, occupation of the triconch areas from the fifth to mid-seventh centuries, the medieval occupation of the Merchant's House, the mosaic pavement and painted walls of the domus, urban change and the Triconch Palace in the fifth to seventh centuries, and from Roman insula to medieval quarter.
Especially, anterior cingulate gyrus and insula have been shown to be involved in gating and perception of pain (5,7).
The insula lit up in both the subjects with OCD and the healthy controls but with significantly greater activation in the right insula of those with OCD.