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posted on 2023-06-09, 12:29 authored by Sahib S Khalsa, Ralph Adolphs, Oliver G Cameron, Hugo CritchleyHugo Critchley, Paul W Davenport, Justin S Feinstein, Jamie D Feusner, Sarah Garfinkel, Richard D Lane, Wolf E Mehling, Alicia E Meuret, Charles B Nemeroff, Stephen Oppenheimer, Frederike H Petzschner, Olga Pollatos, Jamie L Rhudy, Lawrence P Schramm, W. Kyle Simmons, Murray B Stein, Klaas E Stephan, Omer Van den Bergh, Ilse Van Diest, Andreas von Leupoldt, Martin P Paulus, Vivien Ainley, Obada Al Zoubi, Robin Aupperle, Jason Avery, Leslie Baxter, Christoph Benke, Laura Berner, Jerzy Bodurka, Eric Breese, Tiffany Brown, Kaiping Burrows, Yoon-Hee Cha, Ashley Clausen, Danielle Deville, Laramie Duncan, Patrice Duquette, Hamed Ekhtiari, Thomas Fine, Bart Ford, Indira Garcia Cordero, Diamond Gleghorn, Yvette Guereca, Neil Harrison, Mahlega Hassanpour, Tanja Hechler, Aaron Heller, Natalie Hellman, Beate Herbert, Behnaz Jarrahi, Kara Kerr, Namik Kirlic, Megan Klabunde, Thomas Kraynak, Michael Kriegsman, Juliet Kroll, Rayus Kuplicki, Rachel Lapidus, Trang Le, Kyle Logie Hagen, Ahmad Mayeli, Amanda Morris, Nasir Naqvi, Kristina Oldroyd, Christiane Pané-Farré, Raquel Phillips, Tasha Poppa, Willliam Potter, Maria Puhl, Adam Safron, Margaret Sala, Jonathan Savitz, Heather Saxon, Will Schoenhals, Colin Stanwell-Smith, Adam Teed, Yuri Terasawa, Katie Thompson, Marisa Toups, Satoshi Umeda, Valerie Upshaw, Teresa Victor, Christina Wierenga, Colleen Wohlrab, Hung-wen Yeh, Adrian Yoris, Fadel Zeidan, Vadim Zotev, Nancy Zucker
Interoception refers to the process by which the nervous system senses, interprets, and integrates signals originating from within the body, providing a moment-by moment mapping of the body’s internal landscape across conscious and unconscious levels. Interoceptive signaling has been considered a component process of reflexes, urges, feelings, drives, adaptive responses, and cognitive and emotional experiences, highlighting its contributions to the maintenance of homeostatic functioning, body regulation, and survival. Dysfunction of interoception is increasingly recognized as an important component of different mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, addictive disorders, and somatic symptom disorders. However, a number of conceptual and methodological challenges have made it difficult for interoceptive constructs to be broadly applied in mental health research and treatment settings. In November 2016, the Laureate Institute for Brain Research organized the first Interoception Summit, a gathering of interoception experts from around the world, with the goal of accelerating progress in understanding the role of interoception in mental health. The discussions at the meeting were organized around four themes: interoceptive assessment, interoceptive integration, interoceptive psychopathology, and the generation of a roadmap that could serve as a guide for future endeavors. This review article presents an overview of the emerging consensus generated by the meeting.


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Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging









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