PUTAMEN By N., Sam M.S. - 1 Located in the lenticular nucleus of the basal ganglia, the putamen receives input data from the motor cortex. It is involved in the control of movement. PUTAMEN: "Damage to the Putamen can lead to lessening of motor control." Related Psychology Terms CEREBRAL CORTEX Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population BASAL GANGLIA CORPUS STRIATUM (Striped Body) LASHLEY, KARL SPENCER (1890- 1958) ATARACTIC (Atanndc) RETICULAR FORMATION (Reticular Activating System, RAS) APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) GLOBUS PALLIDUS Evaluation of a Quantitative Study Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PUTAMEN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/putamen/ (accessed July 1, 2022).