There is an automatism to him, a preternatural talent for responding exactly, and briskly, with what is expected.
But the living, wakeful psyche is so flexible and sensitive, it has a horror of automatism.
In certain cases, however, the instinct loses its rigidity and automatism.
Rather the contrary, a living fear of the automatic conclusion: the soul's just dread of automatism.
Because—and this is very important—the dream-process loves its own automatism.
The sphere of the personality is reduced, and personal activity gives place to automatism.
For automatism in life is a forestalling of the death process.
And Smoke sank down beside her, a wan sneer on his face for the automatism that had made him struggle for an unneeded fire.
Then we arise with a feeling of the monotony and automatism of life.
The further question arises, why does the automatism appear in the visual and not in the acoustic sphere?
automatism au·tom·a·tism (ô-tŏm'ə-tĭz'əm)
The involuntary functioning of an organ or other body structure that is not under conscious control, such as the beating of the heart or the dilation of the pupil of the eye.
The reflexive action of a body part.
An act performed without intent or conscious exercise of the will, often without realization of its occurrence, as for certain types of epilepsy.
A condition in which one is consciously or unconsciously, but involuntarily, compelled to the performance of certain acts. Also called telergy.