Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A lifetime of habits


Looking at the thickness of the genioglossus in the image linked I see only the left muscle as the head is cut down the middle in the sagittal view. In order for the left tongue to be used to talk I suppose the muscles shape must be directed by the opposing cerebral hemisphere unless the use is a reflexive action based on the mirror muscles contraction or relaxation.

What I feel is I have two tongues where before I had one tongue. My lifetime of habits prevented me from feeling what I now suspect to be true.

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