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Synonyms for striatum

a striped mass of white and grey matter located in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere

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This finding suggests that the dorsal striatum is particularly involved in driving reinforcement-learning behaviors," he said.
Inactivation of the rat dorsal striatum impairs performance in spatial tasks and alters hippocampal theta in the freely moving rat.
Brain scanning showed that a key region called the dorsal striatum eI| a dopamine-rich pleasure center eI| became active when they tasted the milkshake, but not when they tasted the comparison liquid that just mimicked saliva.
Histologic analysis confirmed that cannula placement was appropriately located in dorsal striatum for all rats.
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.
This diminished response to food was even more pronounced in those who had a variant of a gene called TaqlA1, which is related to dopamine signaling in the dorsal striatum.
Methamphetamine-induced structural plasticity in the dorsal striatum.
To emphasize the importance of this approach, recent PET studies have shown significant positive correlations between selected dorsal striatum brain regions and drug cue-induced cocaine craving (Volkow et al.
The addiction stage involves the establishment of automatic drug seeking habits that are powerfully elicited by drug-associated conditioned stimuli, and are controlled by the dorsal striatum.