Reading about the basal ganglia's function of play a role in motivation and rewards because that goes to the core of what I do every day as a therapist. I am constantly weighing rewards and the work that needs to be accomplished to keep motivation and stave off frustration.
It is silly, but I never thought of a specific part of the brain being responsible for this functioning.
As soon as I did though, I realized that if someone's basal ganglia was impaired in that specific area then it would be difficult to reward and maintain motivation because those connections would be there, right?
I wonder if there are any documented cases of such...