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i·de·o·mo·tor

 (ī′dē-ə-mō′tər, ĭd′ē-)
adj.
Of or relating to an unconscious or involuntary bodily movement made in response to a thought or idea rather than to a sensory stimulus.

ideomotor

(ˌaɪdɪəˈməʊtə)
adj
(Physiology) physiol designating automatic muscular movements stimulated by ideas, as in absent-minded acts

i•de•o•mo•tor

(ˌaɪ di əˈmoʊ tər, ˌɪd i ə-)

adj.
of or pertaining to an involuntary body movement evoked by an idea or thought process rather than by sensory stimulation.
[1865–70]
i`de•o•mo′tion, n.
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As an illustration of how the mind can play games, members of his society have learned how to trigger this ideomotor effect in people holding pendulums, he says.