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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645001/a-role-for-visceral-feedback-and-interoception-in-feelings-of-knowing
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Chris M Fiacconi, Jane E Kouptsova, Stefan Köhler
Guided by the framework that autonomic feedback shapes emotional experience and other feeling states, we asked whether feeling-of-knowing (FOK) judgments may be influenced by visceral information through interoception. Participants performed a FOK task for previously studied face-name pairs while changes in cardiovascular and facial muscle activity were recorded. Previously studied face cues for which the corresponding name could not be recalled elicited an increased cardiac rate relative to novel face cues...
June 20, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622282/towards-a-neurobiological-understanding-of-alexithymia
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REVIEW
Nicolás Meza-Concha, Marcelo Arancibia, Felicia Salas, Rosa Behar, Germán Salas, Hernán Silva, Rocío Escobar
Although the specialized literature on the etiology of alexithymia is controversial, neurobiological research has shown relevant advances. The aim of this review is to analyze the available evidence regarding the neurophysiological bases of alexithymia. A comprehensive review of available articles from Medline/PubMed, EBSCO and SciELO was conducted. Previously, alexithymia was linked to a reduced interhemispheric brain connection. From a childhood traumatic perspective, the right prefrontal cortex and the default mode network would experience alterations, first hypermetabolic (dopaminergic and glutamatergic dysregulation) and then hypometabolic-dissociative (serotonergic and opioid dysregulation), resulting in a distorted interoceptive and emotional awareness...
May 29, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616995/the-hippocampus-and-the-regulation-of-human-food-intake
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Richard J Stevenson, Heather M Francis
Human and animal data suggest that the hippocampus plays certain roles in regulating food intake. However, its actual role may be far broader than currently envisaged, a claim suggested by the centrality of the hippocampus to so many aspects of human/animal cognition. Understanding these ingestion-related functions is especially significant. This is because some degree of hippocampal impairment may be quite common, resulting for example from a Western-style diet, insomnia, diabetes, and depression-among many other causes...
June 15, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598863/characterization-of-the-discriminative-stimulus-effects-of-3-4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats
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Michael D Berquist, Lisa E Baker
Recreational use of 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) in the early 2000s prompted numerous scientific investigations of its behavioral and neurochemical effects. The purpose of this study was to further characterize the interoceptive stimulus effects of MDPV using a validated in-vivo drug-detection assay. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were trained to discriminate 0.3 mg/kg MDPV from saline under a fixed ratio 20 (FR 20) schedule of food reinforcement. After stimulus control was established with MDPV (∼35 training sessions), substitution tests were commenced with drugs from several chemical classes, including drugs with predominantly dopaminergic actions [MDPV, D-amphetamine, (+)-methamphetamine, (-)-cocaine], drugs with predominantly serotonergic actions [(+)-lysergic acid diethylamide, (+)-fenfluramine], and drugs with both serotonergic and dopaminergic actions (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, 4-methylmethcathinone)...
June 8, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594602/randomized-pilot-of-an-anxiety-sensitivity-based-intervention-for-individuals-in-a-substance-use-day-program
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Blaise L Worden, Marla Genova, David F Tolin
Anxiety sensitivity (AS), or the tendency to appraise physical symptoms as intolerable or dangerous, may maintain the cycle between co-occurring anxiety and substance use disorders. This study examined preliminary efficacy of a brief intervention targeting AS for individuals with heterogeneous substance use disorders. Forty-one patients with high AS entering an addictions day program were randomized to treatment as usual (TAU) or to TAU plus a nine-hour AS-focused intervention that consisted of interoceptive exposures, psychoeducation about the cycle of problematic substance use and anxiety, and a single session of cognitive challenging (e...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579351/preclinical-abuse-liability-assessment-of-abt-126-an-agonist-at-the-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-nachr
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Thomas J Hudzik, Ana M Basso, James J Lynch, William M Bracken, Eric G Mohler, Kathy L Kohlhaas, Hongyu Xu, George Haig, Laura Gault
ABT-126 is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist that is selective for the α7 subtype of the receptor. nAChRs are thought to play a role in a variety of neurocognitive processes and have been a pharmacologic target for disorders with cognitive impairment, including schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. As part of the preclinical safety package for ABT-126, its potential for abuse was assessed. While the involvement of the α4β2 subtype of the nicotinic receptor in the addictive properties of nicotine has been demonstrated, the role of the α7 receptor has been studied much less extensively...
July 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572999/ageing-and-agency-age-related-changes-in-susceptibility-to-illusory-experiences-of-control
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Maria Cristina Cioffi, Gianna Cocchini, Michael J Banissy, James W Moore
Sense of agency (SoAg) is the feeling of control over one's actions and their effects. It can be augmented or attenuated by internal signals and by external cues. Research has shown a reduction in the SoAg in older adulthood, but the reasons behind this change remain unclear. We investigated agency processing differences that may underpin age-related changes in SoAg. Using a modified version of a vicarious agency paradigm, we tested the modulation of SoAg by manipulating external situational agency cues in younger and older adults...
May 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567008/interoception-and-autonomic-correlates-during-social-interactions-implications-for-anorexia
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Marianna Ambrosecchia, Martina Ardizzi, Elisa Russo, Francesca Ditaranto, Maurizio Speciale, Piergiuseppe Vinai, Patrizia Todisco, Sandra Maestro, Vittorio Gallese
The aim of this study is to investigate the bodily-self in Restrictive Anorexia, focusing on two basic aspects related to the bodily self: autonomic strategies in social behavior, in which others' social desirability features, and social cues (e.g., gaze) are modulated, and interoception (i.e., the sensitivity to stimuli originating inside the body). Furthermore, since previous studies carried out on healthy individuals found that interoception seems to contribute to the autonomic regulation of social behavior, as measured by Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA), we aimed to explore this link in anorexia patients, whose ability to perceive their bodily signal seems to be impaired...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560781/attending-to-the-heart-is-associated-with-posterior-alpha-band-increase-and-a-reduction-in-sensitivity-to-concurrent-visual-stimuli
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Mario Villena-González, Cristóbal Moënne-Loccoz, Rodrigo A Lagos, Luz M Alliende, Pablo Billeke, Francisco Aboitiz, Vladimir López, Diego Cosmelli
Attentional mechanisms have been studied mostly in specific sensory domains, such as auditory, visuospatial, or tactile modalities. In contrast, attention to internal interoceptive visceral targets has only recently begun to be studied, despite its potential importance in emotion, empathy, and self-awareness. Here, we studied the effects of shifting attention to the heart using a cue-target detection paradigm during continuous EEG recordings. Subjects were instructed to count either a series of visual stimuli (visual condition) or their own heartbeats (heart condition)...
May 31, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558480/anorexia-nervosa-and-functional-motor-symptoms-two-faces-of-the-same-coin
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Benedetta Demartini, Diana Goeta, Luigi Romito, Simona Anselmetti, Sara Bertelli, Armando D'Agostino, Orsola Gambini
The aim of this study was to compare anorexia nervosa (AN) patients and functional motor symptoms (FMS) patients by assessing their variability in demographic and clinical characteristics, risk factors, precipitators, and family history. The authors assessed levels of depression and anxiety, alexithymia, dissociation, body awareness, self-objectification, and interoception in the two groups, using 20 healthy controls (HCs) as a control group for psychometric assessment and for interoception. Unexpectedly, no differences in the three groups were observed for the measures related to awareness of physical state, including body awareness, self-objectification, and interoceptive ability via the heartbeat task...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554855/sleep-and-the-heart-interoceptive-differences-linked-to-poor-experiential-sleep-quality-in-anxiety-and-depression
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Donna L Ewing, Miranda Manassei, Cassandra Gould van Praag, Andrew O Philippides, Hugo D Critchley, Sarah N Garfinkel
Interoception is the sense through which internal bodily changes are signalled and perceived. Individual differences in interoception are linked to emotional style and vulnerability to affective disorders. Here we test how experiential sleep quality relates to dimensions of interoceptive ability. 180 adults (42 'non-clinical' individuals, 138 patients accessing mental health services) rated their quality of sleep before performing tests of cardiac interoception. Poor sleep quality was associated with lower measures of interoceptive performance accuracy, and higher self-report measures of interoceptive sensibility in individuals with diagnoses of depression and/or anxiety...
May 26, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554118/corrigendum-to-panic-and-comorbid-depression-and-their-associations-with-stress-reactivity-interoceptive-awareness-and-interoceptive-accuracy-of-various-bioparameters-j-affect-disord-185-2015-170-179
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Jan Limmer, Johannes Kornhuber, Alexandra Martin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544994/12h-abstinence-induced-right-anterior-insula-network-pattern-changes-in-young-smokers
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Yanzhi Bi, Yajuan Zhang, Yangding Li, Dahua Yu, Kai Yuan, Jie Tian
BACKGROUND: The strong craving to smoke is a core factor of smoking abstinence that precipitates relapse. Insula plays critical roles in maintaining nicotine dependence, especially in the interoceptive awareness of craving. Despite evidence indicating a link between insula and abstinence-induced craving, less is known about the neural basis of abstinence-induced craving from the circuit level of insula. METHODS: The present study examined the effects of 12h of abstinence from smoking on the resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) of anterior (AI) and posterior insula in young smokers using a within-subject design...
May 15, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544668/intolerance-of-uncertainty-in-eating-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Melanie Brown, Lauren Robinson, Giovanna Cristina Campione, Kelsey Wuensch, Tom Hildebrandt, Nadia Micali
Intolerance of uncertainty is an empirically supported transdiagnostic construct that may have relevance in understanding eating disorders. We conducted a meta-analysis and systematic review of intolerance of uncertainty in eating disorders using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. We calculated random-effects standardised mean differences (SMD) for studies utilising the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS) and summarised additional studies descriptively...
May 23, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532579/interoceptive-ingredients-of-body-ownership-affective-touch-and-cardiac-awareness-in-the-rubber-hand-illusion
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Laura Crucianelli, Charlotte Krahé, Paul M Jenkinson, Aikaterini Katerina Fotopoulou
The sense of body ownership represents a fundamental aspect of bodily self-consciousness. Using multisensory integration paradigms, recent studies have shown that both exteroceptive and interoceptive information contribute to our sense of body ownership. Interoception refers to the physiological sense of the condition of the body, including afferent signals that originate inside the body and outside the body. However, it remains unclear whether individual sensitivity to interoceptive modalities is unitary or differs between modalities...
May 1, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532548/mtorc1-in-agrp-neurons-integrates-exteroceptive-and-interoceptive-food-related-cues-in-the-modulation-of-adaptive-energy-expenditure-in-mice
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Luke K Burke, Tamana Darwish, Althea R Cavanaugh, Sam Virtue, Emma Roth, Joanna Morro, Shun-Mei Liu, Jing Xia, Jeffrey W Dalley, Keith Burling, Streamson Chua, Toni Vidal-Puig, Gary J Schwartz, Clémence Blouet
Energy dissipation through interscapular brown adipose tissue (iBAT) thermogenesis is an important contributor to adaptive energy expenditure. However, it remains unresolved how acute and chronic changes in energy availability are detected by the brain to adjust iBAT activity and maintain energy homeostasis. Here, we provide evidence that AGRP inhibitory tone to iBAT represents an energy-sparing circuit that integrates environmental food cues and internal signals of energy availability. We establish a role for the nutrient-sensing mTORC1 signaling pathway within AGRP neurons in the detection of environmental food cues and internal signals of energy availability, and in the bi-directional control of iBAT thermogenesis during nutrient deficiency and excess...
May 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529480/commentary-atypical-self-focus-effect-on-interoceptive-accuracy-in-anorexia-nervosa
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COMMENT
Giuliana Lucci, Panayotis Patrikelis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498277/influence-of-visceral-interoceptive-experience-on-the-brain-s-response-to-food-images-in-anorexia-nervosa
#18
Kara L Kerr, Scott E Moseman, Jason A Avery, Jerzy Bodurka, W Kyle Simmons
OBJECTIVE: To determine how visceral sensations affect responses to food stimuli in anorexia nervosa (AN). METHODS: Twenty weight-restored, unmedicated adolescent and young adult women with AN and twenty healthy control participants completed an interoceptive attention task during which they focused on sensations from the heart, stomach, and bladder and made ratings of these sensations. They then underwent fMRI scanning while viewing pictures of food and non-food objects...
May 12, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488077/the-physiological-and-psychological-effects-of-ostracism-in-adults-with-asd
#19
Emily Trimmer, Skye McDonald, Michelle Kelly, Jacqueline Ann Rushby
Whilst some form of ostracism is experienced by most people at some point in their lives, it is experienced far more often in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Little is known about how this social exclusion is interpreted, experienced or managed. This study aimed to explore the psychological (mood and social needs) as well as the physiological (arousal) effects of ostracism using a well-established paradigm, Cyberball. Results demonstrated no differences between groups on social needs, however, mood was rated as more negatively by ASDs overall...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487552/newborn-insula-gray-matter-volume-is-prospectively-associated-with-early-life-adiposity-gain
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J M Rasmussen, S Entringer, F Kruggel, D M Cooper, M Styner, J H Gilmore, S G Potkin, P D Wadhwa, C Buss
BACKGROUNDThe importance of energy homeostasis brain circuitry in the context of obesity is well established, however, the developmental ontogeny of this circuitry in humans is currently unknown. Here, we investigate the prospective association between newborn gray matter (GM) volume in the insula, a key brain region underlying energy homeostasis, and change in percent body fat accrual over the first six months of postnatal life, an outcome that represents among the most reliable infant predictors of childhood obesity risk...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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