alpha wave

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the normal brainwave in the electroencephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed

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At the beginning of the experiment, people already showed predictive alpha wave signatures.
Kimura, "Decrease in serum cortisol during yoga exercise is correlated with alpha wave activation," Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol.
Using this set-up, participants may observe that when the subject closes his eyes, alpha wave amplitudes increase on the part of the dome that represents the back of the head.
The 5-Hour Energy[R] group rated alertness higher than other caffeine treatments, and was the only group to demonstrate decreases in alpha waves, memory improvements, and impaired glucose homeostasis.
But, the same subjects with mild and moderate stress subjects when exposed toward examination, their attention was focused in examination while alertness and anxiety level increased for which the alpha wave was replaced by the beta wave.
Henschen described interventions to promote reverie (highs without drugs), such as slow wave alpha training, accompanied by pleasant feelings, and alpha-theta training (slow alpha waves combined with even slower theta waves), designed to help clients enter a meditative state, experience dissociation, and produce hypnagogic images of unconscious material.
Such an occupation of memory may subsequently disengage all other cognitive capacities of the prefrontal cortex, potentially explaining the alpha wave activity.
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.
EEG Recording of 12 Interview Sessions Classified According to Alpha Wave Appearance Level for Nurse and Patient
A UNC School of Medicine study, published in the journal Cortex, showed that using a 10-Hertz current run through electrodes attached to the scalp enhanced the brain's natural alpha wave oscillations -- prominent rhythmic patterns that can be seen on an electroencephalogram, or EEG.
Alpha wave activity is seen simultaneously with delta wave activity.
The low total power with the predominance in the EEG of the higher-frequency alpha wave usually indicates a weakness of the processes of alertness and inhibition, which is characteristic of introverts (Ivashchenko, Berus, Zhuravlev, & Myamlin, 1999), and the absence of any substantial changes in the EEGs power point to the low lability of nervous processes.
Kavitky has worked for years with the alpha wave therapy in addition to healing with color vibrations.
Next Pedersen dims the lights and puts on classical music as part of an alpha wave exercise.
In non-REM wakers, those who remembered their dreams had patterns of alpha wave activity in the right temporal lobe - involved in recognising emotional events - that resembled activity known to be key for recall while awake.