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Vocal cords

vocal cords

Two small bands of muscle within the larynx. They close to prevent food from getting into the lungs, and they vibrate to produce the voice.


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1) sound is made in vocal cords, not in lungs Yes sound is made in the vocal cords, which are parts of the larynx...by vibrating air ...

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by NMLevesque
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:10 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are bidirectional lungs essential for human speech?
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Are bidirectional lungs essential for human speech?

1) sound is made in vocal cords, not in lungs 2) I'd call (if at all) rather bird lungs as bidirectional and mammal lungs as unidirectional

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by JackBean
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:22 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are bidirectional lungs essential for human speech?
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Views: 2597

Voice: Low Atmosphere and Pure Oxygen Effects

... would 100% oxygen and low atmospheric pressure (5 psi) have on human vocal cords/speech? From what I've read, helium produces a high pitch (vibration) effect b/c the ...

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by VoiceQ
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Voice: Low Atmosphere and Pure Oxygen Effects
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Sonic reflexes

... text in english. The mesencephalic structures where the facial and vocal components of the pain reaction are integrated are situated in the ... in the larynx will cause an outrush of air which activates the vocal cords to produce a grunt or groan or shriek depending on timing." Not ...

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by ragav.payne
Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sonic reflexes
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Views: 11820

Sonic reflexes

... the evolutionary advantage of linking the perception of pain with a vocal reaction. At first it was an advantage for organisms to let each other ... have gained kinetic energy and need to release it over our vocal cords.

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by pd84
Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sonic reflexes
Replies: 21
Views: 11820
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