alpha wave


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alpha wave

n.
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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In contrast, people who succumbed easily to the drug had weaker, less efficient alpha wave behavior.
In the present study, the binasal inhalation of AEO shows significant increase of absolute alpha wave in left frontal and right parietal regions and absolute fast alpha wave in right parietal region (Table 3 and Figure 1).
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5 Hrs 5 Hrs Mood Happy/Sad + * 0 0 0 0 0 Focus/Distracted + 0 + + + + Awake/Tired + + + * + * 0 0 Physiological Effects Reaction Time + * + * + * + * + * + * Blood Glucose 0 0 + + * 0 -- Resting Heart Rate 0 + * 0 + * 0 0 Cognitive Effects Auditory Memory 0 0 + + * -- -- Stroop Time -- * -- * -- * -- * -- * -- * Stroop Accuracy + 0 + 0 0 0 Neurological Effects Resting Alpha Wave 0 0 -- * -- * 0 0 Stroop Alpha Waves 0 0 -- * -- * 0 0 Stroop Beta Waves 0 0 -- 0 0 0 + indicates significant increase from baseline; --indicates significant decrease from baseline; 0 indicates no significant change; and * indicates significant difference from other groups.
Baseline EEG showed alpha wave, and EEG wave during examination stress showed beta wave.
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Alpha wave training quickly became identified with the psychedelic movement.
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Dietrich noted that early studies of meditation found alpha wave activity across the frontal lobe.
It's not art, it's not beauty, it's a meter reading on the state of the soul, a registering of creepy fundamentals, a universal alpha wave, God's EKG, a base electric message crackling across the brain.
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