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From: Links among emotional awareness, somatic awareness and autonomic homeostatic processing

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Hypothesis of links among emotional awareness, somatic awareness and autonomic homeostatic processing. Autonomic dysfunction, especially heightened sympathetic tone at baseline and/or impaired variability or reactivity to stress, is involved in the disturbance of emotional and interoceptive awareness. In a dysfunctional condition of the autonomic nervous system, low variability of physiological tone contributes to disturbance of proper perception in emotional/somatic inputs, and the disturbance leads to the impairment of emotional and/or somatic awareness

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