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The Anatomy of the Brain


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The Basal Ganglia
Basal Ganglia and related structures
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The basal ganglia are a group of large nuclei that partially surround the thalamus. These nuclei are important in the control of movement. The red nucleus and substantia nigra of the midbrain have connections with the basal ganglia.


Thompson, R.F. (2000). The Brain: A Neuroscience Primer. New York: Worth Publishers.

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