The caudate nucleus a paired structure and one of the nuclei that makes up the basal ganglia and is involved in memory and learning. Together with the putamen, is may be referred to as the corpus striatum.
The caudate is located lateral to the wall of the lateral ventricles. It is bound laterally by the anterior crus of the internal capsule.
- Gray's Anatomy 39th Edition, Elsevier
- Thieme Atlas of Anatomy (Head and Neuroanatomy): ISBN 3131421215
- Wikipedia: Caudate nucleus