A Small Part of the Brain, and Its Profound Effects, by Sandra Blakeslee

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[The insula] seems to play such a crucial role in combining information about bodily states into higher-order cognitive and emotional processes that, as a New York Times science writer put it: “The bottom line is that mind and body are integrated in the insula” (Blakeslee 2007).


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This is the original article by Sandra Blakeslee at The New York Times:

A Small Part of the Brain, and Its Profound Effects

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