BASAL GANGLIA

n. a functional group of nuclei located at the base (basal area) of the forebrain. Also called basal nuclei. Consists of the putamen, the globus pallidus, and the lentiform (lenticular) nucleus. Together, they are associated with the goal-directed control of voluntary movements and routine behaviors.

BASAL GANGLIA: "A dysfunction of the basal ganglia found within the cerebral hemispheres of the brain can result in motor disorders, one of which is Parkinson's disease. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASAL GANGLIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/basal-ganglia/ (accessed October 19, 2020).
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