BASAL GANGLIA

A collection of nuclei (plural of nucleus) found deep within the cerebral hemispheres of the brain which includes the caudate nucleus, putament and, the globus pallidus. The putamen and globus pallidus are known collectively as the lenticular nucleus.

BASAL GANGLIA: "The basal ganglia are typically found within the cerebral hemispheres."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASAL GANGLIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/basal-ganglia-2/ (accessed April 17, 2021).
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