TrOn – The anatomy of the basal ganglia

 Dr Areti Pavlidou and reviewed by Dr Darren Carr and Dr Norman Poole

60 minutes

November 2021

TrOn learning module

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The basal ganglia are 'large subcortical nuclear masses' (Ring & Serra-Mestres, 2002) forming a vastly interconnected network with other brain structures.

These subcortical nuclei are traditionally considered to be part of a 'motor control system'. They have also been associated with behavioural and emotional functions and it is widely recognised that malfunctions in this area can manifest into a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms and disorders.


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