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    Neurobehavioral evidence of interoceptive sensitivity in early infancy

    Maister, Lara and Tang, T. and Tsakiris, M. (2017) Neurobehavioral evidence of interoceptive sensitivity in early infancy. eLife , ISSN 2050-084X.

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    Interoception, the sensitivity to visceral sensations, plays an important role in homeostasis and guiding motivated behaviour. It is also considered to be fundamental to self-awareness. Despite its importance, the developmental origins of interoceptive sensitivity remain unexplored. We here provide the first evidence for implicit, flexible interoceptive sensitivity in 5 month old infants using a novel behavioural measure, coupled with an established cortical index of interoceptive processing. These findings have important implications for the understanding of the early developmental stages of self-awareness, self-regulation and socio-emotional abilities.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Lara Maister
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 14:00
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 05:12


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