Watch the tongue at work

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14 Responses to “Watch the tongue at work”

  1. penguinchris says:

    Can’t forget the video of Mel Blanc’s “vocal folds” while he does several of his Looney Toons voices; not quite the same but still very interesting :)

  2. Robotech_Master says:

    And here I thought from the headline that this story was going to be about watching what you say around the boss!

  3. kagemeister says:

    Next up: MRI porn.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow. I used to play trumpet. I knew things changed in the mouth as you try for different notes but I didn’t know the inside mouth and throat could change shape so much!

  5. Muse says:

    It is really interesting to see the anatomy in motion. Things tend to fit together in slightly surprising ways. The quality of the MRI images are lacking though. I prefer the clarity of X-rays.

    Here is a great x-ray animation of a woman opening her mouth:
    http://www.ling.su.se/STAFF/ericsdotter/projects/big_mouth.html

    Here is one of a guy talking:
    http://www.ling.su.se/STAFF/ericsdotter/projects/pion_fp11.htm

    Wim Delvoye did a series of sexual x-ray images that are not animated and definitely NSFW:
    http://www.modernedition.com/art-articles/sex-in-art/sex-in-art.html

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing guys, brilliant!

  7. ponkyo says:

    I’d really like to see a version with a trumpet and clarinet player doing double and triple tonguing

  8. elk says:

    Check out that sinus cavity flipping open and shut! Amazing.

    Some fingerless cat-calling visual aid would be useful too.

  9. Anonymous says:

    “They’re made of meat!”

  10. bluefelix5 says:

    The opera singer was annoying, but the MC toward the end was great. It looked like everything in his mouth was dancing. Great vid. :)

  11. Anonymous says:

    That was some of the best 4:30 mins I have spent on the Internet lately. Utterly fascinating to see. Thanks Boing Boing!

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