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a form of physical exertion observed during some temper tantrums. It usually occurs near the peak of excitement and may be associated with other physical or muscular movements.
head bangingA type of dance movement that involves the violent shaking of one’s head in time with music, especially heavy metal.
Violent head banging has been linked to strokes, whiplash injury and severe headaches.
head bang·ing(hed bang'ing)
Behavior that appears in up to 20% of normal children in the latter half of the first year of life and ends spontaneously by about 4 years of age; more common in boys.
1. A dangerous form of dancing in which the head is shaken vigorously and rapidly in a flapping manner. This can cause serious brain or other internal injury from over-stressed structures and has been the cause of several deaths.
2. A generally harmless activity engaged in by babies impressed by the effect it has on parents.