How does any one of the multitude of sensory stimuli we experience every moment of our lives get filtered through to our conscious brain? A new study in Cell Reports suggests the Anterior Insula Regulated Brain Network Transitions that Gate Conscious Access: https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(21)00414-9?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS2211124721004149%3Fshowall%3Dtrue. Here's a summary in Inverse: https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/sensory-gateway-brain.
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