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


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


(ˌaɪ di əˈmoʊ tər, ˌɪd i ə-)

of or pertaining to an involuntary body movement evoked by an idea or thought process rather than by sensory stimulation.
i`de•o•mo′tion, n.
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In addition, in the ideomotor theory it is suggested that stereotype activation can evoke corresponding behavior automatically, just like a simple conditioned reflex of the brain (Herbort & Butz, 2012).
Not according to science, which says it's a result of the ideomotor effect: the subconscious mind moving the glass without the conscious mind knowing it's happening.
The results generated from the boards are explained as being an example of ideomotor effect: unconscious movements performed by an individual because of expectation or mere suggestion.
and, then, the "suggested idea" is converted into a corresponding ideomotor, ideosensory, or ideoaffective action, by the ideodynamic principle of action--a process which then, in its turn, generates the response.
2009) Patients with CBS commonly display a configuration of motor and sensory indications comprising uneven ideomotor and limb kinetic apraxia and cortical sensory impairment bringing about an alien limb.
The neuropsychological tests included assessed the following cognitive processes: language [verbal and semantic fluency], visual and verbal learning, episodic memory, attention and executive function, praxis, assessed by the following tests: semantic and phonemic fluency (Pena-Casanova, 1991; Peraita, Gonzalez-Labra, Sanchez-Bernardos, & Galeote, 2000); Test Aprendizaje Verbal Espana Complutense TAVEC (Benedet & Alejandre, 1998), Rey Complex Figure-Recall (Rey, 2003); Trail Making Test, Forms A and B (Reitan & Wolfson, 1993); Figure Copy from the Test Barcelona (Pena-Casanova, 1991), and copy of drawings and ideomotor praxis from the Test Barcelona, and Rey Complex Figure.
On admittance, she had dystonic posture of the right foot, first toe, and right hand; bilateral upper and lower limb ideomotor apraxia predominantly on the right leg; bradymimia; mild bradykinesia; and impaired discriminative sensation over bilateral palms.
The patients have been instructed in ideomotor responses to signal the therapist whenever they are actively involved in the scene.
Ideomotor like dynamic synthesis of corporal scheme and perceptive coordination with motor task.
There is several apraxia that commonly individuals exhibit: limb-kinetically apraxia, where they cannot carry out command with either hand; ideomotor apraxia, where they clumsily execute actions and use the body part itself as an object; and ideational apraxia, where individuals exhibit a special difficulty in running through a sequence of actions smoothly and in the correct order.
In the particular case of ideomotor apraxia, such patient cannot perform the action associated with the object, while he is able to name the object and even recognise pantomimes associated with the object (e.