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Title
Insular lateralization in tinnitus distress
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Abstract
Tinnitus affects 15% of the population. Of these 12% are severely disabled by it. The role of the autonomic system in tinnitus is hardly being investigated. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between tinnitus distress and lateralization of the anterior insula, known to be involved in interoceptive awareness and (para)sympathetic changes. For this, Tinnitus Questionnaire scores are correlated to Heart Rate Variability markers, and related to neural activity in left and right anterior insula. Our results show that tinnitus distress is related to sympathetic activation, in part mediated via the right anterior insula.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Autonomic neuroscience: basic and clinical. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2011
ISSN
1566-0702
Volume/pages
165:2(2011), p. 191-194
ISI
000298029600007
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UAntwerpen
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