Wednesday, July 26
Published on Aug 2, 2016
The basal ganglia comprise a group of substructures that regulate the initiation of movements, balance, eye movements, and posture. They are strongly connected to other motor areas in the brain and link the thalamus with the motor cortex. The basal ganglia are also involved in cognitive and emotional behaviors and play an important role in reward and reinforcement, addictive behaviors, and habit formation.