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How Do You Feel? – An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self - Princeton Scholarship Online
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How Do You Feel?: An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self

A. D. (Bud) Craig


This book brings together startling evidence from neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry to present revolutionary new insights into how our brains enable us to experience the range of sensations and mental states known as feelings. Drawing on own cutting-edge research, the author has identified an area deep inside the mammalian brain—the insular cortex—as the place where interoception, or the processing of bodily stimuli, generates feelings. The book shows how this crucial pathway for interoceptive awareness gives rise in humans to the feeling of being alive, vivid perceptual feelings, and a ... More

Keywords: sensation, human feelings, insular cortex, mammalian brain, interoception, bodily stimuli, emotions, intentions, thoughts, neuroscience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691156767
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691156767.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. D. (Bud) Craig, author
Barrow Neurological Institute