Damage My Insula

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So this guy has a stroke, right?

And part of his brain is damaged.  A little-known and little-understood part called the "insula".

After the stroke, he discovers that he simply "forgot" that he was a two-pack-a-day smoker.  No cravings.  No urges.  No withdrawal.  Not even a conscience attempt to quit.  He just stopped.

Could this be a clue to stop addiction (whether it be smoking or something else)?

Scientists are sitting up and taking notice.