alpha wave(redirected from Alpha Waves)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||alpha wave - the normal brainwave in the electroencephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed; occurs with a frequency of 8-12 hertz|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.