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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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It is known that the left insula cortex forms an anatomical bridge between Broca and Wernicke's areas, that most speech functions involve the dorsal left anterior insula, and that damage to the left insula contributes to dyspraxia (Ingham et al.
This is based in our biology: A decade of studies using brain imaging shows that human neural activity, particularly in the insula cortex region, reflects the precise degree of unfairness in social interactions.