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the·ta rhyth·m

a wave pattern in the electroencephalogram in the frequency band of 4-7 Hz.
Synonym(s): theta wave
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theta wave

1. An electrical oscillation occurring in the human brain at a frequency of about 4 to 8 hertz or less as recorded on an electroencephalogram, possibly associated with memory and navigation.
2. A similar brain wave occurring in rodents chiefly in the hippocampus, having a frequency range of about 4 to 10 hertz and associated with a state of alert arousal. In both senses also called theta rhythm.
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the·ta rhythm

(thā'tă ridh'ŭm)
A wave pattern in the electroencephalogram in the frequency band of 4-7 Hz.
Synonym(s): theta wave.
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This is achieved by increasing sensory motor rhythm (SMR or low beta waves) and lowering theta waves (Wilson, Thompson, Thompson, & Peper, 2011).
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Palmer' noted a prevalence of theta waves in volunteers who he had taught to have OBEs at will through the use of relaxation and suggestion.
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Considering variations, EBB was defined as low-amplitude bursts of rhythmic sharp beta waves of 20-30 Hz that were superimposed on low or moderate-amplitude delta waves of 1-4 Hz or theta waves of 4-7 Hz that could be rhythmic.
Those who woke during REM sleep and successfully recalled their dreams were more likely to demonstrate a pattern of EEG oscillations called theta waves in frontal and prefrontal cortex areas - the parts of the brain where our most advanced thinking occurs.
* In the male subject only, Tart noted a high level of theta waves.