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What is Interoception?

• “Interoception allows us to “feel” our internal organs and skin and gives information regarding the internal state or condition of our body (Craig, 2002).”(Interoception The Eighth Sensory System, Kelly Mahler, AAPC, Page 1)
• “For example, the interoceptive system helps us feel many important sensations such as pain, body temperature, itch, sexual arousal, hunger, thirst, heart rate, breathing rates, muscle tension, pleasant touch, sleepiness and when we need to use the bathroom” (Interoception The Eighth Sensory System, Kelly Mahler, AAPC, Page 1)