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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PUTAMEN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/putamen/ (accessed September 23, 2021).