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Interoceptive Processing

The influence of Interoception in psychological processes

Project coordinator: Dr. Carlos Ventura-Bort


Interoceptive processing is understood as the ability to perceive our bodily changes. In the field of psychology and neuroscience, the understanding of our bodily changes (heart rate increase, sweating, changes in respiration) have been a focused of research for several decades. Yet, how these bodily changes influence our psychological processes is still under debate. Recent perspectives within the frame of predictive coding suggest that information about our bodily changes is crucial for guaranteeing adaptation and developing efficient responses. On the basis of this account, in a series of experiments, we focus on understanding the mechanisms by which bodily changes are processed in the brain and the influence of interoception in other processes (e.g. decision making).

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