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'Bodily precision': a predictive coding account of individual differences in interoceptive accuracy

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Individuals differ in their awareness of afferent information from within their bodies, which is typically assessed by a heartbeat perception measure of ‘interoceptive accuracy’ (IAcc). Neural and behavioural correlates of this trait have been investigated, but a theoretical explanation has yet to be presented. Building on recent models that describe interoception within the free energy/predictive coding framework, this paper applies similar principles to IAcc, proposing that individual diffe...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1098/rstb.2016.0003

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Fotopoloou, A More by this author
Tsakiris, M More by this author
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
371
Issue:
1708
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Article: 20160003
Publication date:
2016-10-10
Acceptance date:
2016-07-26
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
Pubs id:
pubs:648552
URN:
uri:8c2c57b3-52ac-4cd7-b36e-892ebbb4fd04
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uuid:8c2c57b3-52ac-4cd7-b36e-892ebbb4fd04
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pubs:648552
Paper number:
1708

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