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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as dynamogeny.
  • n. in psychology, the doctrine that every consciousness tends to express or realize itself in corresponding muscular movements; or, more accurately, that every consciousness tends to kinæsthesis as its natural term. The law is a translation, so to speak, from the law of neural dynamogeny, which asserts that incoming energy of stimulation tends always to be transformed into outgoing energy of bodily movement. Its verification has usually been attempted by means of the dynamometer or some equivalent instrument; a normal pull or squeeze is recorded, and then the pull or squeeze as reinforced by the dynamogenic effect of some sensory stimulus.

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  • Production of increased nerve activity (Phrontistery)

    May 28, 2008