In this video, I discuss the striatum. The term striatum is used to refer collectively to the caudate nucleus, putamen, and nucleus accumbens. The striatum is one of the primary structures of the basal ganglia, a group of structures best known for their role in facilitating movement. The striatum is also thought to be important to the processing of rewarding experiences and seems to be involved in the development of addiction.
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Watch these 2-Minute Neuroscience videos to learn more about the basal ganglia and reward system: