a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain.
- Also called Island of Reil.
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How to use insula in a sentence
When the jazz players injected emotion into the notes, they stirred connections among the limbic and paralimbic areas, such as the amygdala and insula.We’re More of Ourselves When We’re in Tune with Others - Issue 104: Harmony | Kevin Berger | July 21, 2021 | Nautilus
An overactive default mode network can predispose to rumination, while aberrant activity in the insula and amygdala can lead to a state of heightened sensitivity and fearfulness.A Quiet Path Out of the Coronavirus Shadow - Issue 98: Mind | Clayton Dalton | March 31, 2021 | Nautilus
Cujus ossa in Reni fluminis insula, ubi in Oceanum prorumpit, reservata sunt et de longinquo venientibus pro miraculo ostenduntur.Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
Sancho, to be sure, at last tastes the governorship of his insula, and Don Quixote on his death-bed recovers his wits.
Est in insula Oceani Castum nemus, dicatumque in eo vehiculum, veste contectum, attingere uni sacerdoti concessum.A Handbook of the English Language | Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for insula
a pyramid-shaped area of the brain within each cerebral hemisphere beneath parts of the frontal and temporal lobes: Also called: island of Reil
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