Cacioppo S, Couto JB, Bolmont M, Sedeño L, Frum C, Lewis JW, Manes F, Ibanez A, Cacioppo J.  Selective decision-making deficit in love following damage to the anterior insula. Current Trends in Neurology 2013 10.1093/cercor/bht197

Selective decision-making deficit in love following damage to the anterior insula.

Autores Cacioppo S, Couto JB, Bolmont M, Sedeño L, Frum C, Lewis JW, Manes F, Ibanez A, Cacioppo J. 
Año 2013
Journal  Cacioppo S, Couto JB, Bolmont M, Sedeño L, Frum C, Lewis JW, Manes F, Ibanez A, Cacioppo J. 
Volumen 7: 15-19.
Abstract  Neuroimaging studies have found a correlation between activation in the anterior insula and love, and a correlation between activation in the posteriorinsula and lust. The present control-case study describes a neurological male patient, with a rare, circumscribed lesion in the anterior insula, whom we tested using a decision task that required he judge whether each of a series of attractive individuals could be the object of his love or lust. The patient, in contrast with neurologically typical participants matched on age, gender, and ethnicity, performed normally when making decisions about lust but showed a selective deficit when making decisions about love. These results provide the first clinical evidence indicating that the anteriorinsula may play an instrumental role in love but not lust more generally. These data support the notion of a posterior-to-anterior insular gradient, from sensorimotor to abstract representations, in the evaluation of anticipatory rewards in interpersonal relationships.
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