automatism

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any reaction that occurs automatically without conscious thought or reflection (especially the undirected behavior seen in psychomotor epilepsy)

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Automatic behaviour ( which also involves sleepwalking) is also associated with narcolepsy.
When people check their cell phones without thinking about it, the habit represents a type of automatic behaviour, or automaticity, the researchers say.
His GP said that could have caused sympotoms including memory loss and unusual and automatic behaviour.
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified regions in the brain that "fire up" when we suppress an automatic behaviour such as the urge to look at other people as we enter an elevator.
Automatic behaviours are those that "occur without awareness, are initiated without intention, tend to continue without control and operate efficiently or with little effort".
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