A Psychological Term

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ayed

Senior Member
Arabic(Saudi)
Hi, folks.

I want the psychological term that can be applied to the following scene:

When I sometimes look at someone afflicted with pink eye, my eyes involuntarily starts to shed tears .
It is an unvoluntary imitation .

Thank you .

My regards .
 
  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    That sounds like a sympathetic response, a sympathetic reaction - using sympathy in the physiological/pathological sense, not the emotional sense.
    A relation between two bodily organs or parts (or between two persons) such that disorder, or any condition, of the one induces a corresponding condition in the other.
    OED
     

    ayed

    Senior Member
    Arabic(Saudi)
    That sounds like a sympathetic response, a sympathetic reaction - using sympathy in the physiological/pathological sense, not the emotional sense.
    A relation between two bodily organs or parts (or between two persons) such that disorder, or any condition, of the one induces a corresponding condition in the other.
    OED
    Thank you , Panjandrum, very much..
     
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