Neuroanatomy of Voice and Swallowing

Vocalization and swallowing share a basic neuroanatomy of the larynx

Nicole Y. K. Li-Jessen

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Vocalization and swallowing share a basic neuroanatomy of the larynx
  • The human larynx is innervated by a diverse and rich network of nerve fibers connecting to the brain for complex tasks such as in voice and swallowing
  • A precise and timely sensorimotor integration is necessary for planning, execution, and evaluation of the movement of laryngeal musculatures
  • This chapter aims to provide a functional review of essential neuroanatomic substrates in voice and swallowing
  • The neuroanatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems related to voice and swallowing functions is reviewed

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