Interoception and affect

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A note for Lesson no. 6, "Brains Make More Than One Kind of Mind," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 106‌ is:

Your brain summarizes what's going on with your body in the moment, and you feel that summary as affect.

See these references.[1][2][3]


  1. Harrison, Neil A, Lena Brydon, Cicely Walker, Marcus A Gray, Andrew Steptoe, and Hugo D Critchley. 2009. "Inflammation Causes Mood Changes Through Alterations in Subgenual Cingulate Activity and Mesolimbic Connectivity."  Biological Psychiatry 66 (5): 407–414.
  2. Lindquist, Kristen A., Ajay B. Satpute, Tor D. Wager, Jochen Weber, and Lisa Feldman Barrett. 2016. "The Brain Basis of Positive and Negative Affect: Evidence From a Meta-analysis of the Human Neuroimaging Literature." Cerebral Cortex 26 (5): 1910–1922.
  3. Kleckner, Ian R., Jiahe Zhang, Alexandra Touroutoglou, Lorena Chanes, Chengie Xia, W. Kyle Simmons, Karen S. Quigley, Brad C. Dickerson, and Lisa Feldman Barrett. 2017. "Evidence For a Large-Scale Brain System Supporting Allostasis and Interoception in Humans." Nature Human Behavior 1 (5): 1–14.