ideomotor responses

ideomotor responses (iˑ·dē·ō·mōˈ·tr rē·spänˑ·sz),

n reflexive motions exhibited by a patient under hypnosis that indicate the thoughts and feelings of the patient. See also hypnosis.
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Another procedure, dowsing--the supposed evocation of unconscious responses by use of ideomotor responses magnified by a physical device, such as forked twigs or a pendulum--has long been espoused as a technique for helping individuals to utilize untrained psi abilities (e.