Of or pertaining to the function of muscles under the control of the mind

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  • psychomotor automatism —    The term psychomotor automatism comes from the Greek noun psuchè (life breath, spirit, soul, mind), the Latin noun motio (movement), and the Greek adjective automatos (automatically, driven by a power of its own). It was introduced in or… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • psychomotor hallucination —    Also known as psychomotor verbal hallucination. Both terms are indebted to the Greek noun psuchè (life breath, spirit, soul, mind) and the Latin noun motio (movement). The French term hallucination psycho motrice was introduced in or shortly… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Psychomotor vigilance task — The Psychomotor Vigilance Task [1] (hereafter ‘PVT’) is a chronometric measure of an individual’s readiness to detect and respond to certain specified small changes in a labile environment, conceptualised pragmatically within a visio reactive… …   Wikipedia

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