Author(s): Dr Areti Pavlidou and reviewed by Dr Darren Carr and Dr Norman Poole
Type:TrOn learning module
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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