• (British) IPA: /ˈɪnsjuːlə/

insula (plural insulas)

  1. (historical) A block of buildings in a Roman town.
  2. (neuroanatomy) The insular cortex, a structure of the human brain located within the lateral sulcus.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 608:
      The insula registers our physical gut feelings, including the sensation of a distended stomach and other inner states like nausea, warmth, a full bladder, and a pounding heart.
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