Origin of ideomotor
Related formsi·de·o·mo·tion, noun
First recorded in 1865–70; ideo-
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Historical Examples of ideomotor
This is known as ideomotor action and is present in the waking as well as the hypnotic state.
Good examples of ideomotor action can be observed among the audience at an athletic contest.
Of these ideomotor phenomena physical exercises, games, manual trades, readily furnish instances.
British Dictionary definitions for ideomotor
physiol designating automatic muscular movements stimulated by ideas, as in absent-minded acts
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Of or relating to an unconscious or involuntary bodily movement made in response to a thought or an idea rather than to a sensory stimulus.
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