10 December 2019

Interoception, mindfulness and touch: A meta-review of functional MRI studies

Interoception is defined as the sense of physiological condition of the whole body, not only the visceral inputs posited by Sherrington but including skin and musculoskeletal inputs, as demonstrated in more recent neuroanatomical studies. Ongoing perception of physiological state supports homeostatic regulation and allostatic adaptation, ensuring survival by motivating behaviour through the dynamic interplay between bodily sensations, subjective feelings and cognitive appraisals … ABSTRACT

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