A Second Recap on a Model of Emotional Regulation: Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 11

AModeloftheInsularCortex

In previous posts in the series (see Appendix) we began with an open model of the Insular Cortex (i.e one which can be contributed to by the readers). This is illustrated at the top of the diagram above where the details of the model were based on an interpretation of the research literature. Along the way we then looked at a detailed model by Craig outlining a possible role for the Insular Cortex in awareness. Then to contextualise this we looked at more general models of the emotions by scientists such as Darwin, MacLean, James and Cannon. The diagram above shows these three parts separately reflecting the discussion to date. Damasio’s model has not been explored in any depth and in the previous posts Craig’s model has received the most attention although he has expanded his work since the paper we examined earlier. MacLean’s model is amongst the most complex here. MacLean integrated the models of Papez, Klüver-Bucy as well as Cannon and Bard.

We have now reached the stage where it is possible to begin to integrate the open model with other models considered above. The key problem in developing a model of emotional regulation is understanding the role that a single brain region might play in this. In order to do this it is necessary to have an understanding of other brain regions that are thought to play a role in emotional regulation. Along the way it will be necessary to explore some of these other models in more detail.

Related Resources on this Site

Developing a Model of the Insular Cortex and Emotional Regulation: Part 1

Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 2: Reviewing a Model by Craig – Part 1

Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 3: Reviewing a Model by Craig – Part 2

Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 4: Reviewing a Model by Craig – Part 3

Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 5: The Evolution of the Insular Cortex

Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 6: A Recap

Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 7: The James-Lange Theory

Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 8: The Cannon-Bard Thalamic Theory of Emotions

Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 9: Charles Darwin on the Expression of the Emotions

Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 10: The Limbic System

What does the Insular Cortex Do Again?

Insular Cortex Infarction in Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Territory Stroke

The Insular Cortex and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

The Relationship of Blood Pressure to Subcortical Lesions

Pathobiology of Visceral Pain

Interoception and the Insular Cortex

A Case of Neurogenic T-Wave Inversion

Video Presentations on a Model of the Insular Cortex

MR Visualisations of the Insula

The Subjective Experience of Pain

How Do You Feel? Interoception: The Sense of the Physiological Condition of the Body

How Do You Feel – Now? The Anterior Insula and Human Awareness

Role of the Insular Cortex in the Modulation of Pain

The Insular Cortex and Frontotemporal Dementia

A Case of Infarct Connecting the Insular Cortex and the Heart

The Insular Cortex: Part of the Brain that Connects Smell and Taste?

Stuttered Swallowing and the Insular Cortex

YouTubing the Insular Cortex (Brodmann Areas 13, 14 and 52)

New Version of Video on Insular Cortex Uploaded

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13 thoughts on “A Second Recap on a Model of Emotional Regulation: Building a Model of the Insular Cortex – Part 11

  1. Dr Justin Marley Post author

    Thank you very much indeed! These references really add to the picture!

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