caudate caudate

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
  2. (n) amphibians that resemble lizards
  3. (adj) having a tail or taillike appendage
  4. (adj) (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip

Usage(s):

  1. Not only did our subjects exhibit activity in the caudate, but also the more passionate they were, the more active their caudate was.
  2. Motor skills like those can be hard to lose, thanks to the caudate nuclei's indelible memory.
  3. And because this passion emanates from the caudate nucleus, motivation and goal-oriented behaviors are involved.

News

  • Multi-dog study points to canine brain's reward center

    After capturing the first brain images of two alert, unrestrained dogs last year, researchers have confirmed their methods and results by replicating them in an experiment involving 13 dogs. The research showed that most of the dogs had a positive response in the caudate region of the brain when given a hand signal indicating they would receive a food treat, as compared to a different hand ...
    on December 5, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. Staring at their lover's image "lit up a lot of brain areas, but the two most important ones were, first, the ventral tegmental area, a little factory near the base of the brain that makes dopamine, a natural stimulant; and the caudate nucleus, a...
    on Jun 14, 2005 By: Helen Fisher Source: Forbes

  2. "Motor skills like those can be hard to lose, thanks to the caudate nuclei's indelible memory," writes Kluger. "Apply the same permanence to love, and it's no wonder that early passion can gel so quickly into enduring commitment."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Jeffrey Kluger Source: Rocktown Weekly

  3. "Our evidence suggests that both hypotheses are correct," says Lucy Brown, PhD, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. "We found specific activity in regions of the right caudate nucleus and right ventral tegmental area....
    on Nov 11, 2003 By: Lucy Brown Source: Science Daily (press release)

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