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Do innate stereotypies serve as a basis for swallowing and learned speech movements?

  • Connor Mayer (a1), Francois Roewer-Despres (a2), Ian Stavness (a3) and Bryan Gick (a3) (a4)
Abstract

Keven & Akins suggest that innate stereotypies like TP/R may participate in the acquisition of tongue control. This commentary examines this claim in the context of speech motor learning and biomechanics, proposing that stereotypies could provide a basis for both swallowing and speech movements, and provides biomechanical simulation results to supplement neurological evidence for similarities between the two behaviors.

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