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A recent report[22] described clear improvements at 18-24 months following transplantation bilaterally into the caudate nucleus and putamen in five patients, with individual cases showing striking benefits within different HRQoL domains, as measured using the Nottingham Health Profile.
The fetal tissue was implanted unilaterally into sites in both the caudate nucleus and the putamen using a CT-guided stereotactic technique.
Unlike Baxter's group, however, the NIMH researchers uncovered no changes in the caudate nucleus.
The study revealed reduced metabolic activity in the caudate nucleus and in the thalamus when the subjects were at rest (Clark et al.
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.
The findings suggest a relationship between affect dysregulation / impulsivity and the caudate nucleus in the basal ganglia among children diagnosed with bipolar disorder, said Dr.
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.
They showed that the associative or medial striatum (similar to most of the caudate nucleus in primates) is critical for the early, goal-directed stage of action learning, whereas the sensorimotor or lateral striatum (similar to the putamen in primates) is more critical for the later, more habitual stage (see figure 1).
Studies reveal that decreased DA level in caudate nucleus is associated with AD (19,20) whereas excess of DA can lead to psychosis, elation and confusion (14).
of patients Findings 1 Bilateral focal hypodense lesions in the head of the left caudate nucleus 1 Scattered hypodensities (at grey/white matter interface and in deep white matter) 1 Chronic subdural collections
Effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on amphetamine-induced dopamine release in the caudate nucleus of the adult rabbit.