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equilibrium-point model

a model of limb control in which the target of a movement is specified as an equilibrium point between the agonist and antagonist muscle groups acting on the limb. Variants of this model are called the mass-spring model and the lambda (λ) model. See also impulse-timing model.

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body-size overestimation

body-size overestimation

the specific tendency to overestimate the size of body features (e.g., width of waist, hips, or thighs) in relation to objective size measurements. It was once thought to be an essential feature of anorexia nervosa. See body-image distortion.