- the performance of an act or actions without the performer's awareness or conscious volition.
- such an act, as sleepwalking.
Origin of automatism
OTHER WORDS FROM automatismau·tom·a·tist, noun, adjective
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How to use automatism in a sentence
There is an automatism to him, a preternatural talent for responding exactly, and briskly, with what is expected.
This automatism should not be checked: it should be recorded.Mentally Defective Children|Alfred Binet
Sensory Automatism is the term given by students of psychical research to a centrally initiated hallucination.
The subject of Automatism has thus far been illustrated by reference to Planchette-writing alone.
This is often called absent-mindedness; it is also one of the most common and simple forms of automatism.
These studies and experiments relate to telepathy, automatism, and the action of the subliminal self.