beta wave


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beta wave

n.
An electrical oscillation occurring in the human brain at a frequency of about 13 to 30 hertz as recorded on an electroencephalogram, associated with a state of alert wakefulness. Also called beta rhythm.
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Noun1.beta wave - the normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person who is awake and alertbeta wave - the normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person who is awake and alert; occurs with a frequency between 12 and 30 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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Our thinking feels fast and we are more intelligent than computers, and yet neurons signal only a few times per second and the brain's beta wave cycles at 14-30 times per second.
Results: The low frequency/high frequency ratio and the sub-band energy of beta wave were significant for the patients having low post-operative delta sleep duration.
If a person is distracted, experiencing comprehension difficulties or daydreaming, the EEG activity would likely reflect a high theta to beta wave ratio (also called Theta power/Beta power or busy brain ratio).
Baseline EEG showed alpha wave, and EEG wave during examination stress showed beta wave.
As we're going about our day, our brains are active and in beta wave state.
When beta wave activity increased, their fastest times slowed by 10 per cent.
Treatment with MO showed an increased in beta wave frequency together with a significant decrease in the number of spike discharge suggesting a role in improving co-ordinated and integrated function of the brain.
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