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  • n  a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
  • n  amphibians that resemble lizards
  • a  having a tail or taillike appendage
  • s  (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip

  • Not only did our subjects exhibit activity in the caudate, but also the more passionate they were, the more active their caudate was.
  • Modern scientists have done a far better job of things, dividing the brain into multiple, discrete regions with satisfyingly technical names--hypothalamus, caudate nucleus .
  • In addition to the amygdala, there are three other anatomical hot spots involved in the disorder: the orbital frontal cortex, the caudate nucleus and the thalamus--the first two .
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  • 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 ...
    Dec. 5, 2013 - Science Daily

  • Helen Fisher in Forbes
    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...
  • Jeffrey Kluger in Rocktown Weekly
    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."
  • Lucy Brown in Science Daily (press release)
    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....

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