Electrophysiological association of spontaneous yawning and swallowing

  title={Electrophysiological association of spontaneous yawning and swallowing},
  author={Cumhur Ertekin and Nazlı Gamze Bulbul and Irem Fatma Uludag and Bedile Irem Tiftikcioglu and Sehnaz Arici and Nevin Gurgor},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Yawning and swallowing are fundamental physiological processes that are present from fetal stages throughout life and that involve sequential motor activities in the oropharyngo-larynx making it likely that they may share neuroanatomical pathways. We postulate that yawning and swallowing are controlled by a distributed network of brainstem regions including… CONTINUE READING