Vocal folds

Laryngology 101: Laryngoscopy the art of seeing the voice (vocal cords) (Article)
Laryngoscopy is the art of placing a camera in the throat to view the vocal cords. Important aspects of how to perform the examination, what structures can be seen and how do different areas function are described. A laryngoscopy is the foundation for diagnosing hoarseness or voice problems. (posted 8:27 PM, February 9, 2015)

Interactive Atlas of the Larynx (Article)
An interactive diagram of the larynx. This resource demonstrates how the larynx is constructed and how different parts of the larynx work separately and together. Includes visuals of how the intrinsic muscles of the larynx work. A wonderful resource for any undergraduate pedagogy class. (posted 8:31 PM, November 13, 2014)

Cells That Maintain Your Vocal Fold Tissues (Article)
Much has been written concerning the function of the vocal folds. This article speaks to the function of the vocal fold cells, an aspect about which little has been written. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Hyaluronic Acid - The Multigrade Motor Oil of the Human Body (Article)
Titze reports on the continuing research into this naturally occurring substance in the body that may one day prove beneficial in distributing moisture evenly over the vocal folds. Promising as this is, the author notes that "we must give voice scientists some time to solve this puzzle." [pp. 51-52] (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

The Miracle of Producing a Large Pitch Range (Article)
The development of vocal fold tissues to accommodate vibration over large pitch ranges is nothing short of a miracle. An experiment (which cannot be performed) would be to expose one vocal fold of a human being to normal daily vibration from birth to adulthood while preventing the other vocal fold from vibrating at all. We could then answer questions about whether such specialized tissue development is driven purely by the applied forces or partly by genetics. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Dispelling Vocal Myths. Part 2: "Sing It 'Off' the Chords! (Article)
Continuing the series begun in 2010, Michael aims to "clarify misconceptions about vocal production.” In this installment she addresses three pervasive _myths”: 1) that the vocal folds are "chords” (sic); 2), that one can sing "on” or "off” the cords (sic); and 3), that falsetto is produced with _false vocal folds.” For part one see 66, no. 5 (547-551); part three 68, no. 4 (419-425); part four 69, no. 2 (167-172). (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)