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1(in ancient Rome) a tenement in a city.
- ‘Most Romans lived in multi-storied apartment buildings called insula.’
- ‘Then in the residential areas were the insulae.’
- ‘In the reign of Hadrian a forum/basilica complex was constructed, and slightly later a set of public baths in the insula to the east of the forum.’
- ‘The hole from the roof was tiny, given that the building was in the grand Roman insulae tradition, built three storeys high, but it still gave a feeling of wealth to the home.’
- ‘These flats were known as insulae and only contained two rooms at the most.’
A region of the brain deep in the cerebral cortex.
- ‘The insula relays messages between imitation and emotion regions, Iacoboni suggests.’
- ‘A few seconds later, presumably as the person responded to the humor, brain regions called the insula and amygdala became active across both hemispheres of the brain.’
- ‘The insular cortex is indented by a number of sulci, one of which - the central sulcus of the insula - is deeper and more prominent than the rest.’
- ‘The areas most affected were the superior temporal, anterior insula, and orbitofrontal cortices.’
- ‘While rejecting an offer, increased brain activity was observed in the anterior insula, which is associated with negative emotions such as disgust.’
Latin, literally island.
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