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The basal ganglia are collections of nerve cells located deep within the brain. They include the following:
Caudate nucleus (a C-shaped structure that tapers to a thin tail)
Globus pallidus (located next to the putamen)
The basal ganglia help initiate and smooth out muscle movements, suppress involuntary movements, and coordinate changes in posture.