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.
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
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.
It increases the production of alpha waves
in the brain as well as reduces biological markers of stress like cortisol levels.
It uses electrical microcurrents delivered through the central nervous system via clips attached to the earlobes to stimulate production of endorphins - natural brain chemicals that have a morphine-like effect - and increase activity of alpha waves
, the frequency along which the brain operates to help us relax.
We found that the people who had more alpha waves
in response to certain aspects of the game ended up having the best improvement in reaction time and the best improvement in working memory," Mathewson said.
This is a result of stimulated alpha waves
, which produce an overall sense of wellbeing.
Alpha: Alpha waves
are associated with the "idle" brain.
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.
Imaging the brain state using EEG: the alpha waves