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Vocal Cords Look Insanely Alien Close-Up

FuturismAugust 4th 2014
vocal cords
Screencap via University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics/Beth Janicek

Speech is one of those things you don’t appreciate all that much until it is taken away. What exactly is it, and how are words and sounds made though? In short, sound is tied to vocal cords, which, in turn, are tied to the larynx.

This stroboscopic footage from a laryngoscopy shows what happens to our vocal cords when we mutter any sound. As you can see, it looks like something from a low-budget horror film (I don’t think I need to point out what else it resembles, but you can use your imagination) yet intriguing nonetheless..

WATCH: “Beth’s First Laryngoscopy – Vocal Cords in Action”

In their description of the video, Auditory Neuroscience notes:

So, what’s the verdict? Creepy or cool?

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