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alpha rhythm

[′al·fə ‚rith·əm]
(physiology)
An electric current from the occipital region of the brain cortex having a pulse frequency of 8 to 13 per second; associated with a relaxed state in normal human adults.
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Resting Alpha Waves: Initial resting alpha waves recorded during testing at baseline ranged from 5.
Alpha-theta training is a commonly used protocol in which both alpha waves and theta waves are rewarded, with a goal of facilitating the transition from theta (going to sleep) and alpha (staying relaxed and awake) phases.
However, in those few instances where alpha waves were identified, there were occasions where the nurse's EEGs indicated alpha wave activity at about the same time.
Reson-8, for example, contains eight audio programs: three for inducing alpha waves, three for theta waves, and two for delta waves.
We observed left hemisphere dominant asymmetry in the presence of peppermint odor, alpha waves with difference in amplitude of 100 [micro]v.
Although, there are frequent transitions between waves during all the sleep, usually the beginning is related with alpha waves.
Further tests of brain activity also showed that the people who had ice cream first thing in the morning had an increase in high-frequency alpha waves, which are associated with higher levels of alertness and can reduce mental irritation, the report said.
Alpha waves (frequency range 8-12 Hz) are connected to "alertness and peacefulness, readiness, [and] meditation" (Demos, 2005, p.
At a certain tempo alpha waves are generated, which have been associated with a deep sense of concentration and focus.
state as my thoughts slowed, beta waves to alpha waves, but I broke a
L-theanine is a really fascinating product that lowers blood pressure and produces what we call alpha waves in the brain that are very calm and peaceful," Stevens said.
It increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain.