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sensorimotor

[ sen-suh-ree-moh-ter ]
/ ˌsɛn sə riˈmoʊ tər /
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adjective

Psychology. of or relating to motor activity caused by sensory stimuli.Compare ideomotor.
Physiology. both sensory and motor, as parts of the cerebral cortex.

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Also sen·so·mo·tor [sen-suh-moh-ter]. /ˌsɛn səˈmoʊ tər/.

Origin of sensorimotor

First recorded in 1850–55; sensory + motor
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Example sentences from the Web for sensorimotor

  • Prosthetic devices that match the brain’s electrical activity with sensorimotor function can prove life-changing, restoring some lost function and independence to people who are paralyzed or who suffer other neurological losses.

  • The effort consists not so much in any course of reasoning but rather in the acquiring of new sensorimotor experience.

  • Hence the results from actual measurement are very few and are confined to the sensory and sensorimotor traits.

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British Dictionary definitions for sensorimotor

sensorimotor

sensomotor (ˌsɛnsəˈməʊtə)

/ (ˌsɛnsərɪˈməʊtə) /

adjective

of or relating to both the sensory and motor functions of an organism or to the nerves controlling them
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Medical definitions for sensorimotor

sensorimotor
[ sĕn′sə-rē-mōtər ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or combining the functions of the sensory and motor activities.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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