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2 percent participant described nail biting as an automatic behavior.
I guess it's just an automatic behavior they acquired from regular school.
The process when the brain converts a sequence of actions into automatic behavior is called chunking, and we rely on chunking to get us through the day, from brushing our teeth, to making our coffee, and to driving the car; these complex sequences of activity and thought have become automatic.
In the author's opinion, this new parasomnia cannot be so "quickie" dismissed and most likely is vastly underreported due to guilt, embarrassment, religion, morals and upbringing on the part of the patient and or partner but more importantly the sleep medicine professionals lack of investigation through a more detailed history regarding automatic behavior during the night including sexual acts.
Automatic behavior is that which does not overload the higher mental processes, that is, the person is able to behave thinking about any other thing (without using the conscious cognitive apparatus), responding almost directly to the stimulus (Chartrand & Fitzsimons, 2011; Fiske & Taylor, 2008).
The entire module can temporarily be disabled in cases where others are driving the car and are not expecting the full automatic behavior.
Once in effect, the resulting culture insures automatic behavior.
Think about the rate at which people are texting nowadays, and most people sleep right next to (their phones), so if they wake up it's another automatic behavior.
In interpreting an individual's information systems usage behavior, it is necessary to think beyond the previous perception of habit as automatic behavior (Limayem and Hirt 2003; Kim and Malhotra 2005; Limayem et al.
Cheerleading a young child through tooth brushing with a song eventually makes it an automatic behavior that doesn't stress the weaker memory/transition functions.
However, this is the first evidence of an effect of guilt on automatic behavior and then on mimicry.
Fenwick argued that these cases were examples of automatic behavior.

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