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alpha waves 

Rhythmic oscillation in electrical potential occurring in the cortex of the human brain when awake and at rest. The rate of oscillation is 8-13 Hz. Syn. alpha rhythm. See resting membrane potential.
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Review of the assessment will evaluate the presence and nature of various brain waves, but will pay special attention to alpha waves due to the relationship of this particular brain wave with peak performance for the reasons mentioned earlier.
Alpha wave training quickly became identified with the psychedelic movement.
Effect of MO extract on brain electrical activity of colchicine infused rats (Over duration of 4 h) Groups Alpha waves (per epoch or 300 mm) Sham control 3.
If you're involved in a difficult task you wouldn't want to see too many alpha waves.
This was somewhat paradoxical as alpha waves are associated with general mental relaxation; it is more logical to expect beta activity in the brain, which is associated with attentional focus and awareness.
The results showed that within 30 minutes of consumption of Suntheanine, there was significant generation of alpha waves in the occipital and parietal regions of the brain but no observable increase in theta waves.
He said: 'We are the only team in the world to be focusing on the alpha waves so intensely and the only team to have carried out field trials.
For the analysis of EEG tracings, attention was given to the appearance of alpha waves which are associated with a relaxed wakefulness correlated with a general tranquil, pleasant feeling.
In 1929 he published his results, describing alpha waves and beta waves.
s call to use one's own alpha waves as a mantra in prayer (131).
It increases the production of alpha waves in the brain as well as reduces biological markers of stress like cortisol levels.