a small interior lobe of the cerebral cortex associated with various functions, as emotional response, perception, and motor control
in full insular cortex
Origin of insulaL, island: see isle
An oval region found in each hemisphere of the cerebral cortex, lateral to the lentiform nucleus and situated within the sylvian fissure, involved in sensation, emotion, and autonomic function. Also called island of Reil.
Origin of insulaNew Latin &imacron;nsula, from Latin, island.