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Automatisms
Automatisms are small, repetitive movements during a seizure. Automatisms are involuntary and may include, for example, movements of the mouth or limbs, blinking of the eyes associated with absence seizures, or picking at one's buttons. Automatisms occur most often with absence or complex partial seizures, or after tonic-clonic seizures. Because consciousness is lost, individuals are typically not aware that these movements have occurred.