Using ROI analysis the study demonstrated that in the cocaine abusers, but not in the control subjects, cocaine craving elicited by the videotapes resulted in increased blood flow in the amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex and decreased blood flow in the caudate nucleus
and in the globus pallidus, which connects the striatum and the thalamus.
Components of the basal ganglia are the caudate nucleus
, putamen and globus pallidus.
Experiments with rats suggest that transplants of tissue from the adrenal medulla to the caudate nucleus
in the brain may be able to block such damage.
Compared with controls, the Alzheimer brains showed a marked reduction of CRF concentrations in three regions: about 50 percent reduction in the frontal and temporal cortex, and 70 percent in the caudate nucleus
. The report apparently is the first to point out CRF deficiencies in Alzheimer's, but the significance of the findings remains unclear.
Two other of the 12 brain regions - the caudate nucleus
and the putamen - also lit up in another experiment, when 17 men and women who were passionately in love were shown a photograph of their lover for 17 seconds.
Neuroimaging confirms that caudate nucleus
and putamen are compromised in LOD, compared with younger depressed patients and controls.
In particular, said Sowell, a structure in the brain called the caudate nucleus
, which is important for learning and memory, motor control, and punishment and reward, was one of the regions that was more reduced by methamphetamine than alcohol exposure.
HONOLULU -- Brian imaging and clinical assessments showed a relationship between caudate nucleus
volume and affect dysregulation and impulsivity in a controlled pilot study of 15 youths.
The activations related to true statements involved the left inferior parietal cortex and the caudate nucleus
The study shows that even when people rate options similarly, they will choose the one that causes more activation in the caudate nucleus
, a brain region involved in anticipating reward.
The researchers used a brain scanner and monitored activity in the caudate nucleus
of the brain and found that when a woman sees her own face without make-up, she anticipates how she will eventually appear to others and a 'reward system' is activated, releasing dopamine to give sensations of pleasure.
The optic lobes are bilaterally symmetrical, and in front of the midbrain, the head of caudate nucleus
is visible (Fig.