Muscle reading

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Mus´cle read`ing

1.The art of making discriminations between objects of choice, of discovering the whereabouts of hidden objects, etc., by inference from the involuntary movements of one whose hand the reader holds or with whom he is otherwise in muscular contact.
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"Probably the first piece of mind reading I learnt was a skill known as 'muscle reading'.
The muscle readings enabled the scientists to ascertain what sorts of signals the arm receives during the preparatory state compared with the action step.
Also affecting muscle readings, may have been the rest some participants received when the typodonts dislodged from the manikin heads requiring a pause to reattach the devices for appropriate performance.