- Words: 315
- Length: 1 Pages
- Topic: Anatomy
- Paper #: 48216963
The major structures of basal ganglia are pallidum, substantia nigra, subthalamic nucleus, and striatum. They are inappropriately named because the name striatum refers to all major components of basal ganglia. However it was used to refer to only one of the structures. The general function of basal ganglia is to take part in learning and motor control.
Is called motor cortex, receives its primary input from the ganglia structures