CAUDATE NUCLEUS

n. an area of nuclei found in the basal ganglia of the brain. It is an elongated and curved mass of dense sensory neurons, thus, the name. Some of its functions include memory and learning, along with the role it plays in understanding language.

CAUDATE NUCLEUS: "The caudate nucleus is a basal ganglia region often associated with degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAUDATE NUCLEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/caudate-nucleus/ (accessed November 24, 2020).
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