PUTAMEN By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 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 BASAL GANGLIA VENTRAL ANTERIOR NUCLEUS BASAL GANGLIA RAPHE NUCLEUS CENTER MEDIAN GLOBUS PALLIDUS RAMP MOVEMENT STRIATUM MOTOR CORTEX, NEOSTRIATUM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PUTAMEN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/putamen/ (accessed March 1, 2021).