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a multistoried ancient Roman dwelling usually constructed of brick, with rooms or apartments that were rented out. The three- to five-storied dwellings appeared no later than the third century B.C. The apartments were usually grouped around a small court and often occupied an entire block. They made up a large part of the Roman cities.

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1. In Roman town planning, a block of buildings surrounded by streets.
2. A Roman apartment house occupying such a block.
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Rehabilitation with HA leaded to increased activity of the left transverse temporal gyrus (BA40, BA41), Wernicke's area (left BA22), the left insula (BA13), and left superior frontal gyrus (BA8) (Figure 4, Table 3).
For the OSA group, an electrode was implanted into the insula cortex (anterior/posterior: 1.0 mm; medial/lateral: 5.4-5.5 mm; and dorsal/ventral: 4.2-4.4 mm), according to the rat brain atlas [15].
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Meta-analysis of imaging studies suggest that the bilateral insula, thalamus, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, medial frontal gyrus and posterior cingulate gyrus, superior temporal cortex, bilateral hippocampal--amygdala region, middle frontal and left medial temporal lobe show decreased grey matter volumes in schizophrenia (2, 4, 5).
Thereafter, measurements were taken of a number of cerebral parameters using electronic calipers (including the insula, SF, POF, and CF) and the ultrasound images stored with and without the measurements for further review and analysis.
Muchas senales sensitivas desde el nervio vago culminan en esta corteza y se han aislado fuertes conexiones entre la insula anterior (correspondiente a los giros breves segun la nomenclatura anatomica internacional--NAI-) y la amigdala (cuerpo amigdalino segun la nomenclatura anatomica internacional--NAI-), que se encargan de la respuesta emocional a senales somaticas (Augustine, 1996).
In this article, we present a case with a profound deficit in the recognition of facial emotions expressing fear after enduring a stroke of the posterior part of the left insula and parts of the left temporal and parietal cortex.
These areas included ACC, dorsolateral PFC, thalamus, posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), insula, pons/midbrain region, supplementary motor area, sensorimotor area, hippocampus, and middle cingulate cortex.
During the resting state, the depression group had higher mean ALFF than the control group in the posterior cingulate gyrus, left inferior temporal gyrus, right superior temporal gyrus, right insula, right parietal lobe, and right fusiform gyrus.
They include the hypothalamus; the striatal region, which includes the putamen and caudate and is in charge of motivation and reward; the limbic region, where emotion and memory reside; and the cortical region, which includes the prefrontal cortex, insula, and the anterior cingulate cortex and handles the integration and processing of the brain.