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The Interoceptive Attentiveness fMRI Task is a functional magnetic resonance imaging assay of the ability to deploy attention toward information that is internal (i.e., inside the body) versus external (e.g., outside the body). In this task brain activation is measured while the participant is asked to alternate between turning their attention inward (‘Interoception’ condition) and outward (‘Exteroception’ condition). The interoceptive target can be any internal body organ, such as the heart, bladder, stomach, or lungs, although a focus on the heart and the sensations of heartbeats is most commonly used. The exteroceptive target is typically a standard external attention task, such as monitoring for changes in visual stimuli that appear on the screen, as in the widely used Continuous Performance Test.

Definition contributed by JShaw
Interoceptive Attentiveness fMRI Task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.


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