The Ear Brain Voice Body Connection Continued. . .

There is a feedback loop between the ear and the voice through the recurrent laryngeal nerve. The right branch of the recurrent nerve is shorter than the left. The neuro-motor regulations arising from this organization explain the systematic repetitions found in the babbling of babies and in stuttering. Both occur whe the right branch has not achieved complete dominance over the left. This anatomical asymmetry sets up the process of lateralization so important in speech and singing. It leads the two hemispheres of the brain to function at slightly different speeds. This asymmetry has enormous influence over language and over gesture.