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Re: Emotional speech, supraglottal structures and limbic system
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- Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 08:25:52 -0500
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"This may explain that one feels supraglottal structures 'pressed' while
in anger or danger."
I guess that's where that "lump in the throat" feeling comes from?
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Sarah Hargus Ferguson, Ph.D., CCC-A
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders
University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 3001
Lawrence, KS 66045
Speech Acoustics and Perception Lab: (785)864-0610
> -----Original Message-----
> From: chen-gia tsai [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 1:29 AM
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> Subject: Re: Emotional speech, supraglottal structures and limbic
> On May 11, Martin Braun wrote:
> >There may not be a specific sub-cortical innervation of supraglottal
> >structures. The emotional stress effects on the voice may be more
> >mediated by modulation of the autonomic influence on the motor
> >breathing and swallowing.
> Dear Martin,
> Thank you very much for this comment. The autonomic influence on the
> systems of swallowing might be relevant to the adduction of the false
> folds or aryepiglottic folds, which prevent food from entering the
> This may explain that one feels supraglottal structures 'pressed'
> anger or danger. From this standpoint, rough voices is a by-product of
> 'fight or flight' reaction about swallowing.
> Is there any reference about that emotional-stress-induced adduction
> FVFs or AFs could be related to autonomic influence on the motor
> It is my feeling that rough voices due to FVFs or AFs adduction should
> be regarded as a by-product of 'fight or flight' reactions. Such rough
> qualities are paralinguistic cues in human acoustic communication.
> AFs may receive sub-cortical influence - just like that many muscles
> the face receive sub-cortical influence - to reveal one's emotional
> Of course, facial expressions are not just side effects of emotions.
> Chen-Gia Tsai
> Chen-Gia Tsai
> PhD, Humboldt-University of Berlin
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