2-Minute Neuroscience: Striatum

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.


Read more: Know your brain - Striatum

                     Know your brain - Nucleus accumbens

                     Know your brain - Basal ganglia

                     Know your brain - Reward system

Watch these 2-Minute Neuroscience videos to learn more about the basal ganglia and reward system:

                     2-Minute Neuroscience - Basal Ganglia

                     2-Minute Neuroscience - Reward System