2-Minute Neuroscience: Basal Ganglia

In this video I discuss the group of structures known as the basal ganglia, which includes the caudate, putamen, globus pallidus, substantia nigra, and subthalamic nucleus. I describe the role of the basal ganglia in facilitating movement, and I briefly discuss the direct and indirect pathways, two circuits in within the basal ganglia that are thought to promote and inhibit movement, respectively.