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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the sensory and motor coordination of an organism or to the controlling nerves
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(The researchers specifically measured a feature known as sensorimotor contagion, as indicated by changes in the corticospinal reactivity assessed by transcranial magnetic stimulation.)
It appears that normal nervous systems use that gentle warning to prepare instinctively for future stimuli, an adaptive process called sensorimotor gating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gray, “Attending to the execution of a complex sensorimotor skill: Expertise differences, choking and slumps,” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 10 2004, 42–54.
D. F. Gucciardi and J. A. Dimmock, “Choking under pressure in sensorimotor skills: Conscious processing or depleted attentional resources?”
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.
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?”