The Insula Mediates Access to Awareness of Visual Stimuli Presented Synchronously to the …

Roy Salomon1,2, Roberta Ronchi1,2, Jonathan Dönz1,2, Javier Bello-Ruiz1,2, Bruno Herbelin1,2, Remi Martet1,2, Nathan Faivre1,2, Karl Schaller4, and Olaf Blanke1,2,3 1Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and 2Center for Neuroprosthetics, School of Life Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Geneva 1202, Switzerland; 3Department of Neurology and 4Neurosurgery Division, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva 1211, Switzerland Author contributions: R.S., J.D., N.F., K.S., and O.B. designed research; R.S., R.R., J.D., and R.M. performed research; J.B.-R. and B.H. contributed unpublished reagents/analytic tools; R.S., R.R., J.D., J.B.-R., B.H., N.F., and O.B. analyzed data; R.S., R.R., J.D., N.F., K.S., and O.B. wrote the paper. Abstract The processing of interoceptive signals in the insular cortex is thought to underlie self-awareness. However, the influence of interoception on visual awareness and the role of the insular cortex in…


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