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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.
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(Physiology) physiol designating automatic muscular movements stimulated by ideas, as in absent-minded acts
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(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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Some believe it's the "ideomotor" effect (muscles driven by the unconscious mind); others side with spirits; and a few proclaim it's all hokum.
More severe loss of short term and longterm memory affecting ADL's i.e., forgets how to tie shoes; fluent Stage 2 aphasia, (2) dyscalculia, (3) ideomotor MMSE: 18-20 out of 30 apraxia, (4) and apathy; EEG slowing; mild to moderate cerebral ventricular dilatation.
Las indicaciones verbales empleadas se denominan "sugestiones", tienen una cualidad de involuntariedad y pueden ser de tipo ideomotor, de experiencias perceptivas, de experiencias complejas o poshipnoticas.
Soroker, "Dysfunction of the human mirror neuron system in ideomotor apraxia: evidence from mu suppression," Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol.
Due to frequent difficulties in synchronizing inhalation and pMDI actuation, especially in elderly patients who have low mental-state scores, hand strength, and ideomotor dyspraxia [16], there is an increasing need to implement aerosol therapies which reduce the necessity of such actuation coordination in everyday practice.
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.
217, etc.), this "suggestive idea" is transformed into a "suggested idea" by an (otherwise unexplained) "suggestive principle" (hypothesis non fingo!); 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.