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dc.contributor.authorBelyk, Michel
dc.contributor.authorSchultz, Benjamin G.
dc.contributor.authorCorreia, Joao
dc.contributor.authorBeal, Deryk S.
dc.contributor.authorKotz, Sonja A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-24T08:09:10Z
dc.date.available2019-10-24T08:09:10Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationBelyk M, Schultz BG, Correia J, Beal DS, Kotz SA. 2019 Whistling shares a common tongue with speech: bioacoustics from real-time MRI of the human vocal tract. Proc. R. Soc. B 286: 20191116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1116es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0962-8452
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10810/36103
dc.description.abstractMost human communication is carried by modulations of the voice. However, a wide range of cultures has developed alternative forms of communication that make use of a whistled sound source. For example, whistling is used as a highly salient signal for capturing attention, and can have iconic cultural meanings such as the catcall, enact a formal code as in boatswain's calls or stand as a proxy for speech in whistled languages. We used real-time magnetic resonance imaging to examine the muscular control of whistling to describe a strong association between the shape of the tongue and the whistled frequency. This bioacoustic profile parallels the use of the tongue in vowel production. This is consistent with the role of whistled languages as proxies for spoken languages, in which one of the acoustical features of speech sounds is substituted with a frequency-modulated whistle. Furthermore, previous evidence that non-human apes may be capable of learning to whistle from humans suggests that these animals may have similar sensorimotor abilities to those that are used to support speech in humans.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by grants from the Natural Sciences Research Council of Canada (grant no. PDF502954-2017), the Kimmel Family Opportunity Fund, the Biotechnical and Biological Sciences Research Council of the UK (grant no. BB/M009742/1) and the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre fund.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Scienceses_ES
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
dc.subjectwhistlees_ES
dc.subjectspeeches_ES
dc.subjectcommunicationes_ES
dc.subjecttonguees_ES
dc.subjectmagnetic resonance imaginges_ES
dc.subjectevolution
dc.titleWhistling shares a common tongue with speech: bioacoustics from real-time MRI of the human vocal tractes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.rights.holder© 2019 The Author(s)es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://royalsocietypublishing.org/journal/rspbes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rspb.2019.1116


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