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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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What we've discovered is if you give the subjects theanine, which is present in tea, their alpha waves decrease and they get better at the task.
It also has potential for children because they have more alpha waves than adults.
Levels 1, 2, 3 were defined as duration of alpha waves more than 5 seconds from 1 to 5 seconds and less than 1 second in 10 seconds tracing.
Alpha waves are associated with relaxation, but they also are believed to arise when one is actively inhibiting certain cognitive functions in favour of others, he said.
Long experimentation with alpha waves and biofeedback testing.
The subject attempted to control his alpha waves while listening to computer feedback of both alphawave content and the computer's interpretation in Morse code.
Alpha waves are brain waves of low frequency that increase relaxation and creativity.
Imaging the brain state using EEG: the alpha waves are decisive
When you focus, you create beta waves; when you relax, you create alpha waves," Garten explained.
Scientific research has shown that during meditation there is a marked increase in alpha waves, which is an electrical rhythm associated with the release of anxiety giving a state of wakeful relaxation.
When we are meditating, which means we are relaxed but aware, the brain produces alpha waves, which come at around 10 per second.