automatism definition

  • noun:
    • their state or quality of becoming automated.
    • Automatic mechanical activity.
    • Philosophy the idea that human body is a device whoever features are accompanied but not managed by awareness.
    • Physiology The involuntary performance of an organ or other physiology that is not under conscious control, like the beating of the heart or the dilation of this pupil of the attention.
    • Physiology The reflexive action of a body component.
    • Psychology Mechanical, seemingly aimless behavior characteristic of varied psychological disorders.
    • Acting automatically or involuntarily.
    • An action performed unconsciously, with no evident way from brain; a thought which appears in an instant within one's consciousness.
    • A surrealist painting technique whereby one attempts to move the brush, pen an such like. without conscious control of it.
    • The state or quality of being automatic; the effectiveness of self-moving; automatic, technical, or involuntary action.
    • automated or involuntary activity: in pathology, sometimes especially applied to these types of purposeless activities as in many cases are exhibited by patients after an epileptic fit.
    • The doctrine that animals, specifically those underneath guy, are automata, within the sense that the phenomena displayed by all of them are results of real laws; specially, the doctrine of Descartes that pets tend to be devoid of awareness
    • The faculty of independently originating action or movement.
    • especially, in therapy: An action performed unconsciously or subconsciously as the broker's interest is otherwise involved, or while he is in a trance or sleep-like condition.
    • The state of mind of this agent during these types of a performance.
    • any effect that develops instantly without aware idea or reflection (especially the undirected behavior noticed in psychomotor epilepsy)

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