Human brain activation during phonation and exhalation: Common volitional control for two upper airway functions

@article{Loucks2007HumanBA,
  title={Human brain activation during phonation and exhalation: Common volitional control for two upper airway functions},
  author={Torrey M. J. Loucks and Christopher J. Poletto and Kristina Simonyan and Catherine L. Reynolds and Christy L. Ludlow},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={131-43}
}
Phonation is defined as a laryngeal motor behavior used for speech production, which involves a highly specialized coordination of laryngeal and respiratory neuromuscular control. During speech, brief periods of vocal fold vibration for vowels are interspersed by voiced and unvoiced consonants, glottal stops and glottal fricatives (/h/). It remains unknown whether laryngeal/respiratory coordination of phonation for speech relies on separate neural systems from respiratory control or whether a… CONTINUE READING