Irresistible impulses

Bill Skaggs skaggs at
Thu Sep 9 12:08:28 EST 1999

"John" <johnhkm at> writes:

> From New Scientist, 11 September 1999
> Irresistible impulses
> Matt Walker
> PEOPLE WHO SWEAR and twitch because they have Tourette's syndrome are more
> in control of their actions than anyone realised. A psychologist in Canada
> has found the first direct evidence that their tics are intentional,
> coordinated movements made in response to some irresistible urge, rather
> than involuntary spasms.
> [etc . . .]

This is interesting but I'm surprised that it comes as a surprise.

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