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striatum

(straɪˈeɪtəm)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy a striped mass of white and grey matter in the brain which controls movement and balance
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Noun1.striatum - a striped mass of white and grey matter located in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere; consists of the caudate nucleus and the lenticular nucleus
basal ganglion - any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
caudate, caudate nucleus - a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
lenticular nucleus, lentiform nucleus - a basal ganglion shaped like a lens and including the outer reddish putamen and the inner pale yellow pallidum
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In general, the extended amygdala does not seem to directly influence functions in the dorsal striatum.
Meanwhile, similar brain scans of 20 healthy, age-matched controls showed that the dopaminergic response in the ventral striatum wall was particularly strong if the person had failed the task.
Our results suggest that NGF, BDNF and NT-3 regulate gene expression in myocytes of the soleus muscle and neurons of the striatum by regulating the activity of the calcineurin-NFAT signaling pathway.
The areas where brain dopamine activity is positively related to obesity include the dorsolateral striatum, which mediates the process of habit formation.
We found that the volume of the so-called striatum, a brain region that has been associated with reward processing and motivated behavior was smaller the more pornography consumption the participants reported," Kuhn said.
13] We used the region of interest method to evaluate FDG uptake in brain regions with significant metabolic changes, including the thalamus and striatum.
At the end of the placebo-controlled phase of the trial, the rate of atrophy in the brain's cortex and striatum among pre-manifest Huntington disease carriers was slower among those who received creatine than among the placebo group, who experienced progression.
This is essentially economic theory combined with data gained from fMRI studies and research about areas of the brain such as the striatum or the prefrontal cortex.
Consumption of glucose reduced blood flow in the regions of the brain that control appetite and reward, which in addition to the hypothalamus include the thalamus, insula, anterior cingulate, and striatum.
Glucose resulted in a significantly greater reduction in hypothalamic CBF compared to fructose and it increased functional connectivity between this part of the brain and the thalamus and striatum.
Data pooled from 20 different studies revealed that two brain structures, the insula and striatum, play key roles in sexual desire and love.
In the study, experimental animals with damage to a deep brain structure called the striatum (an experimental model of HD) exhibited significant behavioral recovery after receiving transplanted iPS cells.