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alpha wave

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An electrical oscillation occurring in the human brain at a frequency of about 8 to 13 hertz as recorded on an electroencephalogram, associated with a state of relaxed wakefulness. Also called alpha rhythm.
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Noun1.alpha wave - the normal brainwave in the electroencephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed; occurs with a frequency of 8-12 hertz
brain wave, brainwave, cortical potential - (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph
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At a certain tempo alpha waves are generated, which have been associated with a deep sense of concentration and focus.
L-theanine is a really fascinating product that lowers blood pressure and produces what we call alpha waves in the brain that are very calm and peaceful," Stevens said.
It increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain.
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Thei very first recording, the five track EP Alpha Waves saw the four piece whisked off on a tour of Japan.
On regaining consciousness, the waves returned to the pattern seen when falling out of consciousness - with the Alpha waves peaking when the low-frequency waves were at their low point.
In subjects who responded well to the training, the EEG revealed characteristic changes in brain activity, more specifically in the alpha waves.
Free time, unfocused thinking, access to alpha waves helps the brain to be creative.
I have to change frequency to tune into the animal; humans use beta frequency but animals use alpha waves, so I have to clear my mind to get to that alpha state.
Alpha waves (9-13 Hertz (Hz) typically are seen when a person is relaxed and not focusing on a task.
Reson-8, for example, contains eight audio programs: three for inducing alpha waves, three for theta waves, and two for delta waves.