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Ballistic movements are movements that cannot be controlled once initiated. These include saccade and tics.

EtymologyEdit

It comes from the Latin 'ballista' a Roman weapon for throwing heavy objects.

NeurobiologyEdit

They are thought to be due to factors arising from activity in the cerebellum.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Colman, A. M., (2001). Oxford Dictionary of Psychology. Oxford University Press.

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