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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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Linear incision over insular cortex was performed between superior and inferior trunks of an M2 segment of middle cerebral artery.
The other 4patients of Behcet's disease presenting with headache, 2 (50%) had normal MRI, 1 (25%) brainstem hyperintensities and 1 (25%) ischemic changes in left insular cortex and corona radiata.
Pleasant, gentle touch drives a growth hormone which is produced in the insular cortex - without it we don't grow.
On day 24, the MRI scan showed a supratentorial extension involving white matter, the insular cortex, and basal ganglia (Figure, panel C).
However, SPECT studies of OCD from China also report abnormal functioning in several other regions of the brain including the parietal lobe, temporal lobe, insular cortex, hippocampus, parahippocampal gyrus, cerebellar tonsils and corpus callosum.
by increasing efficiency in the insular cortex, which allows people to rapidly switch between thinking and unthinking states of mind.
Other parts of the brain, such as portions of the insular cortex (an area that has a large role in depression), were more active when trying to hold back a cough.
When the phone rings, subjects experienced a flutter of activity in their insular cortex the same part of the brain associated with compassion and affection.
It has been demonstrated that the insular cortex and anterior cingulate cortex are activated during orgasm (4).
Research on disgust in the last decade -- but especially in the last few years - has produced functional brain images that differentiate disgust from fear and point to the key role of the insular cortex in generating and processing disgust.
In contrast, another study revealed some brain areas with high levels of Glx such as MVPFC, insular cortex and cortical grey matter (62).