Lab 2 - Internal Organization of the Brain

Caudate Nucleus

Caudate NucleusThe Caudate Nucleus forms an arc that passes from the rostral end of the diencephalon to its caudal end. As it proceeds in a caudal direction away from its head (the Caudate Head), the caudate arches superiorly and laterally and becomes thinner to form the Caudate Body. Caudally, the caudate body narrows further and forms the Caudate Tail, which then courses inferiorly and then rostrally.

In this illustration, the different parts of the caudate have been color-coded and correspond to the colored parts in the coronal sections above.