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Insular Stimulation Produces Mental Clarity and Bliss

Published inAnnals of neurology, vol. 91, no. 2, p. 289-292
Publication date2022-02
First online date2021-12-20

For the first time, an ecstatic aura has been evoked through the electrical stimulation of the dorsal anterior insula during presurgical invasive intracerebral monitoring in a patient who did not suffer from an ecstatic form of epilepsy. This case provides more evidence that the anterior insula is the major generator of such a mystical-type experience even in individuals with no underlying brain network changes related to a preexisting ecstatic epilepsy.

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NENCHA, Umberto et al. Insular Stimulation Produces Mental Clarity and Bliss. In: Annals of neurology, 2022, vol. 91, n° 2, p. 289–292. doi: 10.1002/ana.26282
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