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volition

Philosophy an act of will as distinguished from the physical movement it intends to bring about
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Bell's lack of volitional control was demonstrated by his significant history of sexual reoffending, beginning when he was 14 years old and continuing to the age of 32, such that, over the past years, he'd spent less than one year in the community.
The new records were analyzed for processing the sEMG data because these signals included evoked and/or volitional sEMG as well as the FES stimulus.
Mean, maximum, and minimum trunk angles from the first thirty seconds of the graded exercise test (beginning) were compared to the final thirty seconds prior to volitional fatigue (end), both within and between cycling conditions.
But instead of a complicated "volitional" system that included an expensive fish screen and ladder as originally proposed, the parties have agreed to an alternative method of fish passage.
To borrow an analogy from engineering, the emotional pathway is the "generator" of affect, whereas the volitional pathway is the "governor" of affect.
In other words, the Northern District of California held that a defendant can be directly liable only if he takes part in some type of volitional conduct that violates one of the exclusive rights granted by the Copyright Act.
The first section explains Pascal's view that divine hiddenness is primarily a function of human volitional aversion and only secondarily a result of God's intentional action.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of addressing volition when working with children and to illustrate how assessment tools of volition--the Volitional Questionnaire (de las Heras, Geist, Kielhofner, & Yi 2007) and the Pediatric Volitional Questionnaire (Basu, Kafkes, Schatz, Kiraly, & Kielhofner, 2008)--can assist occupational therapists in understanding children's volition and aid in the clinical reasoning process.
In this study, toe position sense (TPS) was examined as deep sensation in SCI patients, and at the end of the 1-year follow-up evaluation, the frequency of volitional voiding in patients with protected TPS in the first 72 hours after SCI was higher than that in patients without TPS; the authors indicated that this finding may be predictive of volitional voiding (10).
The second category was volitional voiding, defined as no collecting devices, no medication, and no surgical intervention but passing urine normally.