Glossary E

Echo is defined as a sensory memory for auditory stimuli.

Echoic memory refers to a brief continuation of sensory activity in the auditory system after a sound is heard.

Echolalia refers to a speech disorder in which the person inappropriately and automatically repeats the last words he or she has heard.

Echolalic speech refers to a speech that merely repeats part of what the previous speaker said. Producing Echolalic speech is a characteristic of individuals with autism.

Echolocation means locating objects by sending out high-frequency pulses and sensing the echo created when these pulses are reflected from objects in the environment. Echolocation is used by bats and dolphins.

Echopraxia refers to repetitive imitation of another person's movements; a pathological repetition or mimicry of physical gestures and movements of others by a person with catatonic-type schizophrenia.

Eclampsia refers to a progression of Toxemia with similar, but worsening, conditions .

Eclectic refers to the use of resources from various approaches, on account of deeming this to be better than using resources from one approach only.

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