ANTICIPATORY MOVEMENT

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an instinctive movement based on (a) predicted changes in the environment (e.g., predictive smooth eye or hand movements to track a novel or moving stimulus)- (b) preparation for an further upcoming action (e.g., lip rounding prior to speech).

ANTICIPATORY MOVEMENT: "An example of an anticipatory movement is when a person rounds his or her lips to prepare for speech. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ANTICIPATORY MOVEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anticipatory-movement/ (accessed June 26, 2022).

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