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  1. insula(Noun)

    The insular cortex, a structure of the human brain located within the lateral sulcus

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  1. Insula

    In Roman architecture, an insula was a kind of apartment building that housed most of the urban citizen population of ancient Rome, including ordinary people of lower- or middle-class status and all but the wealthiest from the upper-middle class. The traditional elite and the very wealthy lived in domus, large single-family residences, but the two kinds of housing were intermingled in the city and not segregated into separate neighborhoods. The ground-level floor of the insula was used for tabernae, shops and businesses, with the living space upstairs. Like modern apartment buildings, an insula might have a name, usually referring to the owner of the building.

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  1. Arthur Brody:

    The finding is novel in that it is the first to link greater functional connectivity between the insula and the somatosensory cortex with an improved likelihood of quitting or minimizing smoking, if the results of the current study are replicated, studies to assess the effectiveness of somatic treatments that affect brain circuitry may certainly be warranted.

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