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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or involving both sensory and motor activity: sensorimotor nerve centers; sensorimotor pathways.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to both sensory and motor activity

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sensory and motor; pertaining both to sensation and to motion. Also sensomotor.

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  • adj. of or relating to the sensory and motor coordination of an organism or to the controlling nerves

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Examples

  • (The researchers specifically measured a feature known as sensorimotor contagion, as indicated by changes in the corticospinal reactivity assessed by transcranial magnetic stimulation.)

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  • It appears that normal nervous systems use that gentle warning to prepare instinctively for future stimuli, an adaptive process called sensorimotor gating.

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  • Reaching this skill in what Piaget would later dub in his characteristically dry fashion “the fourth sub-stage of the sensorimotor stage” typically between the ages of nine and twelve months was an essential precursor to more abstract and sophisticated thought.

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  • In several brain regions associated with "sensorimotor" learning, the researchers detected a gray-matter boost on the order of 3.5% to 5% for the new golfers.

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  • A study in Neurology investigated how the brain facilitates that adjustment and found that immobilizing an arm with a cast or sling appears to slightly reorganize the brain's sensorimotor system, reflecting a transfer of motor skills to the opposite arm and hand.

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  • MacMahon, and J. L. Starkes, When paying attention becomes counterproductive: Impact of divided versus skill-focused attention on novice and experienced performance of sensorimotor skills.

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  • Gray, “Attending to the execution of a complex sensorimotor skill: Expertise differences, choking and slumps,” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 10 2004, 42–54.

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  • D. F. Gucciardi and J. A. Dimmock, “Choking under pressure in sensorimotor skills: Conscious processing or depleted attentional resources?”

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  • MacMahon, and J. L. Starkes, “When paying attention becomes counterproductive: Impact of divided versus skill-focused attention on novice and experienced performance of sensorimotor skills,” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 8 2002, 6–16.

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  • The authors speculate that focusing on a cue word prevents experts from trying to “consciously control their movements under pressure,” which suggests that overthinking, rather than distraction, may be the greater danger facing athletes in the clutch. — “Choking under pressure in sensorimotor skills: Conscious processing or depleted attentional resources?”

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