Phonation, emotion, cognition, with reference to the brain mechanisms involved.

@article{Ploog1979PhonationEC,
  title={Phonation, emotion, cognition, with reference to the brain mechanisms involved.},
  author={Detlev W. Ploog},
  journal={Ciba Foundation symposium},
  year={1979},
  volume={69},
  pages={
          79-98
        }
}
Phylogenetic steps in the evolution of vocal communication have a bearing on the brain mechanisms involved in the emergence of human language and speech. A schema of the neuronal organization of voicing in a hierarchical manner is presented. At the lowest mesencephalic level the movements of the vocal apparatus are coordinated and integrated into species-specific vocal gestures. At the middle level these signals are controlled by the anterior limbic cortex, which serves this function in… CONTINUE READING