Spiral Nerve-endings (Proprioceptors) in the Human Vocal Muscle

Abstract

THE problem of the proprioceptive innervation of the human vocal muscle is still controversial1. The presence of a proprioceptive mechanism controlling the fine adjustments of the vocal cords has been postulated by some authors; it has been rejected on theoretical grounds by others. Paulsen2 assumes that the tension of the vocal muscle would have central control alone. A peripheral proprioceptive mechanism would be rather a hindrance for normal phonation. The same was said to be true of the extrinsic eye muscles, in which nevertheless proprioceptors have been demonstrated within the past ten years histologically as well as by electrical records3–5.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Rudolph, G., Rev. de Laryngol., 77, 434 (1956).

  2. 2

    Paulsen, K., Pflügers Arch. ges. Physiol., 268, 376 (1959).

  3. 3

    Cooper, S., and Daniel, P. M., Brain, 72, 1 (1949).

  4. 4

    Cooper, S., and Fillenz, M., J. Physiol., 127, 400 (1955).

  5. 5

    Cooper, S., Daniel, P. M., and Whitteridge, D., Brain, 78, 564 (1955).

  6. 6

    Rudolph, G., Experientia, 16, 551 (1960).

  7. 7

    Esslen, E., and Schlosshauer, B., Experientia, 15, 117 (1959).

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

RUDOLPH, G. Spiral Nerve-endings (Proprioceptors) in the Human Vocal Muscle. Nature 190, 726–727 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190726b0

Download citation

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.