dorsal striatum

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dorsal striatum

those portions of the caudate nucleus and especially the putamen located generally superior to a plane representing the anterior commissure; also called the dorsal basal ganglia; may function in motor activities with cognitive origins.
Synonym(s): striatum dorsale [TA]
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(stri-a'tum) [L., grooved]
The caudate nucleus and the putamen, two large nuclei deep in each cerebral hemisphere that appear distinct but are connected anteriorly and are histologically and functionally a single entity. The striatum and the globus pallidus are the core components of the basal ganglia. Synonym: corpus striatum; Synonym: dorsal striatum.

dorsal striatum


ventral striatum

The nucleus accumbens plus the olfactory tubercle at the base of the cerebral hemisphere. These regions are part of the limbic circuitry.
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The IBZM mean binding score for each selected region was 1.58 [+ o -] 0.10 for the left striatum; 1.54 [+ o -] 0,07 for the right striatum; 1,59 [+ o -] 0,12 for the left ventral striatum; 1.56 [+ o -] 0.09 for the right ventral striatum; 1.59 [+ o -] 0.10 for the left dorsal striatum; and 1.54 [+ o -] 0.08 for the right dorsal striatum.
Inactivation of the lateral but not medial dorsal striatum eliminates the excitatory impact of Pavlovian stimuli on instrumental responding.
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Stice and Bohon looked at how much a particular pleasure center in the brain, known as the dorsal striatum, was "lit up" when women got a milkshake instead of the tasteless drink.
Brain scanning showed that a key region called the dorsal striatum -- a dopamine-rich pleasure center -- became active when they tasted the milkshake, but not when they tasted the comparison liquid that just mimicked saliva.
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