Magnetic Movements

Magnetic Movements

Movements may be described as magnetic in varying contexts:

  • the following or tracking movements of an alien hand in corti- cobasal degeneration, reaching out to touch or grasp the examiner’s hand or clothing, as in forced groping;
  • in a hesitant gait (ignition failure), with seeming inability to lift the feet ("stuck to the floor") in gait apraxia.


Cross References

Alien hand, Alien limb; Forced groping; Gait apraxia; Grasp reflex