echopraxia


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echopraxia

[‚ek·ō′prak·sē·ə]
(psychology)
Involuntary imitative repetition of the movements of another.
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SIMPLE COMPLEX MOTOR Arm flapping Body jerking Arm jerking Copropraxia Clapping Echopraxia Eye blinking Hitting Eye rolling Hopping Facial contortions Jumping Foot tapping Kicking Grimacing Kissing Hair tossing Pinching Knee knocking Scratching Leg jerking Skipping Lip smacking Smelling things Nose twitching Stepping backwards Shoulder shrugging Throwing things Squinting Twirling in circles Tongue thrusting Walking on toes PHONIC Belching Amplitude variations Clicking (voice) Coughing Animal sounds Grunting Coprolalia Hiccupping Echolalia Hissing "Hello," "Hey," "Wow," etc.