Automatic Writing Behavior
Automatic writing behavior is a form of increased writing activity. It has been suggested that it should refer specifically to a permanently present or elicitable, compulsive, iterative and not necessarily complete, written reproduction of visually or orally perceived messages (cf. hypergraphia). This is characterized as a particular, sometimes isolated, form of utilization behavior in which the inhibitory functions of the frontal lobes are suppressed.
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