- the performance of an act or actions without the performer's awareness or conscious volition.
- such an act, as sleepwalking.
Origin of automatism
Examples from the Web for automatism
Contemporary Examples of automatism
There is an automatism to him, a preternatural talent for responding exactly, and briskly, with what is expected.Oren Makes Friends, Not News
October 16, 2012
Historical Examples of automatism
In certain cases, however, the instinct loses its rigidity and automatism.The Industries of Animals
For automatism in life is a forestalling of the death process.
Because—and this is very important—the dream-process loves its own automatism.
The dream-process, fiendishly, plays a triumph of automatism over us.
Then we arise with a feeling of the monotony and automatism of life.