Interoception, the meaning of life

Interoception, the meaning of life

Sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste… but there is also a sixth sense: intuition. How did we find out?

Perception is not only directed towards the external world. When your heart skips a beat or you feel a knot in your stomach, you are exhibiting a skill called interoception. Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are shaped, in part, by these internal signals from our bodies. A physiological self-awareness makes us “viscerally conscious” human beings.

Interoception: The meaning of life

We are happy to receive Catherine Tallon PatryNeuroscientist in the Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience Laboratory (Inserm/ENS/PSL) and CNRS 2021 Silver Medal and Henry EvradLaboratory researcher at the International Center for Primate Brain Research in Shanghai, the Max Planck Institute and the Werner Reichardt Center in Tübingen.

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meeting with Leanne Schmidt, an Inserm researcher at the Brain Institute, where he co-directs the “Cognitive Control – Interference – Attention” group. What links can be established between obesity and obesity? By Antoine Beauchamp:

Documentary sources

to find out Thread Show of the Day on La Science, CQFD’s Twitter feed.

Is the pursuit of happiness at all costs bad for the brain? (Le Figaro, August 2022)

Having a negative opinion of one’s own body can have a very surprising effect (Science Post, 2021)

Meditation works directly on our stress (CNRS Le Journal, 2020)

Physical signals: sensed and measured (Catholic University of Louvain, 2019)

The Origins of Emotions in Psychological Science (EHESS, 2016)

Disorders of body perception (Brain and Psychology, 2013)

Self-awareness goes through the skin (Research, 2010)



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Topic of the day: Electrocardiogram of Kraftwerk

Opening credits: Coca dunya By Aldin Gunn

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