Huang, Yun-Hsin Huang, Yu-Ting Yen, Nai-Shing
Frontiers in Psychology
The role of emotional reactivity in the psychopathology of depression has been studied widely but not comprehensively. Inconsistencies in existing literature indicate the presence of other factors may affect this dynamic. An individual’s method of processing their physiological sensations is a third variable because emotions are psychophysiological...
Williams, Zachary J Suzman, Evan Bordman, Samantha L Markfeld, Jennifer E Kaiser, Sophia M Dunham, Kacie A Zoltowski, Alisa R Failla, Michelle D Cascio, Carissa J Woynaroski, Tiffany G
Journal of autism and developmental disorders
Interoception, the body's perception of its own internal states, is thought to be altered in autism, though results of empirical studies have been inconsistent. The current study systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed the extant literature comparing interoceptive outcomes between autistic (AUT) and neurotypical (NT) individuals, determining whic...
Zacharioudakis, Nadia Vlemincx, Elke Van den Bergh, Omer
Psychology & health
Symptom reports correspond less to physiological dysfunction in persons with high levels of symptoms in daily life and in patients with functional somatic symptoms, suggesting poor symptom perception. In this study, we investigated whether interoception was impacted by the meaning of the context and by habitual symptom reporting. Eight inspiratory ...
Cusack, Claire E Vanzhula, Irina A Levinson, Cheri A
Journal of affective disorders
Individuals with eating disorders (EDs) often present with somatic concerns in treatment, such as bloating, fullness, and feeling tight clothes on skin. However, most research generally focuses on general interoception (e.g., heartbeat) rather than sensations relevant to EDs (e.g., sensations related to the gastrointestinal system or body movement)...
Kimura, Kenta Kanayama, Noriaki Katahira, Kentaro
This study investigates whether decision-making under uncertainty is influenced by the cardiac cycle. To test this hypothesis, we examined the influence of the cardiac cycle on an individual's decision-making process in a gambling experiment. Participants were asked to choose one option with a sure payout or uncertain option with varying degrees of...
Elliott, Jennifer Pfeifer, Gaby
Aging & mental health
Objectives: Interoception refers to the multidimensional representation of the internal states of the body, including sensation, appraisal, integration, and regulation. COVID-19 targets internal respiratory, temperature and gastrointestinal systems, thus posing a threat to humans that causes anxiety. Here, we examined the relationship between inter...
Allen, Micah Levy, Andrew Parr, Thomas Friston, Karl J
A growing body of evidence highlights the intricate linkage of exteroceptive perception to the rhythmic activity of the visceral body. In parallel, interoceptive inference theories of affective perception and self-consciousness are on the rise in cognitive science. However, thus far no formal theory has emerged to integrate these twin domains; inst...
Fazekas, Christian Avian, Alexander Noehrer, Rita Matzer, Franziska Vajda, Christian Hannich, Hans Neubauer, Aljoscha
Wiener klinische Wochenschrift
The interrelation of interoception, cognitive appraisal of bodily signals and conscious self-regulatory behavior is insufficiently understood although it may be relevant for health and disease. Therefore, it was intended to develop a novel self-report measure targeting this link. Item development was theoretically based on the multidimensional conc...
Biotti, Federica Ahmad, Sarah Quinn, Racquel Brewer, Rebecca
Behavior research methods
Internal bodily signals provide an essential function for human survival. Accurate recognition of such signals in the self, known as interoception, supports the maintenance of homeostasis, and is closely related to emotional processing, learning and decision-making, and mental health. While numerous studies have investigated interoception in the se...
Kang, Seung Suk Sponheim, Scott R Lim, Kelvin O
Biological psychiatry. Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging
Mindfulness-based interventions have proven efficacy in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the neurobiological mechanism underlying the therapeutic effects is unknown. As mindfulness meditation cultivates attention to the present moment and bodily sensations, neural functions related to interoception (i.e., central processes of bodi...