striatum

noun
stri·​a·​tum | \ strī-ˈā-təm How to pronounce striatum (audio) \
plural striata\ strī-​ˈā-​tə How to pronounce striata (audio) \

Definition of striatum

: corpus striatum especially : the part of the corpus striatum consisting of the caudate nucleus and putamen

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That timeline could be of use not just to episodic memory in the hippocampus, but to working memory in the prefrontal cortex and conditioning responses in the striatum. Quanta Magazine, "How the Brain Creates a Timeline of the Past," 12 Feb. 2019 That timeline could be of use not just to episodic memory in the hippocampus, but to working memory in the prefrontal cortex and conditioning responses in the striatum. Quanta Magazine, "How the Brain Creates a Timeline of the Past," 12 Feb. 2019 That timeline could be of use not just to episodic memory in the hippocampus, but to working memory in the prefrontal cortex and conditioning responses in the striatum. Quanta Magazine, "How the Brain Creates a Timeline of the Past," 12 Feb. 2019 That timeline could be of use not just to episodic memory in the hippocampus, but to working memory in the prefrontal cortex and conditioning responses in the striatum. Jordana Cepelewicz, WIRED, "How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order," 17 Feb. 2019 Another region of my brain to light up with activity was the striatum - an area associated with drug addiction and craving. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "This is your brain on reality TV: Science meets 'The Bachelor'," 15 Feb. 2018 This mental ability transpires within the brain machinery known as the striatum. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says," 9 Oct. 2017 And that portion of their brains was also showing greater functional connectivity, communicating more readily with another part of the brain, the ventral striatum, known as the brain’s reward center. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, "Giving Proof," 14 Sep. 2017 Another region, the ventral striatum, is part of the brain’s reward and motivation system. Amanda Macmillan, Time, "Why Wine Tastes Better When It Costs More," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of striatum

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of striatum was in 1882

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striatum

noun
stri·​a·​tum | \ strī-ˈāt-əm How to pronounce striatum (audio) \
plural striata\ -​ˈāt-​ə How to pronounce striata (audio) \

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