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automatism

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A method of painting or drawing in which conscious control is suppressed, allowing the subconscious to take over. André Breton wrote in the Surrealist manifesto of 1924 of ‘pure psychic...

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automatism

Jonathan Law and Elizabeth A. Martin.

in A Dictionary of Law

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 5 words.

n.See insanity; non-insane automatism.

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automatism

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A full defence to criminal liability, resulting in an acquittal. Automatism negates voluntariness, an implied element of the actus reus of any criminal offence. Sane automatism includes...

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automatism

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2013; p ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 82 words.

A full defence to criminal liability, resulting in an acquittal. Automatism negates voluntariness, an implied element of the actus

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automatism

Edited by Audrey Blunden.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 82 words.

A full defence to criminal liability, resulting in an acquittal. Automatism negates voluntariness, an implied element of the

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automatism

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

October 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 82 words.

A full defence to criminal liability, resulting in an acquittal. Automatism negates voluntariness, an implied element of the actus

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Automatism

Jennifer Gibson.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 597 words.

Term appropriated by the Surrealists from physiology and psychiatry and later applied to techniques of spontaneous writing, drawing and painting. In physiology, automatism denotes automatic...

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automatism

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A method of painting or drawing in which conscious control is suppressed, allowing the subconscious to take over. André Breton wrote in the Surrealist manifesto of 1924 of ‘pure psychic...

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non-insane automatism

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Unconscious involuntary conduct caused by some external factor where there is no claim of insanity. A person is not criminally liable for acts carried out in a state of non-insane...

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Epilepsy and automatism

Jonathan Bird, Margaret Newson and Krystyna Dembny.

in Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice

June 2009; p ublished online July 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 11447 words.

reviews clinical and forensic aspects of automatism from neuroscientific and legal perspectives, and focuses on epilepsy and sleepwalking, with some mention of dissociative states, after...

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automatism

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

Behaviour executed without conscious awareness or control, as for example in sleepwalking, hypnosis, fugue states, and certain forms of epilepsy. Also called automaticity. See also...

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