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

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Alpha waves are strong when the brain's visual cortex is resting.
We observed left hemisphere dominant asymmetry in the presence of peppermint odor, alpha waves with difference in amplitude of 100 [micro]v.
Alpha wave activity is related to cognitive activities of the brain [22, 33] and also there is a relation between better cognitive activity and higher alpha power during resting condition and the lower alpha power during cognitive tasks [34].
The Alpha-Stim, which is the size of a mobile phone, sends micro-currents of electricity to increase a patient's naturally occurring "alpha waves" that are said to create a more relaxed state of mind.
Alpha waves (frequency range 8-12 Hz) are connected to "alertness and peacefulness, readiness, [and] meditation" (Demos, 2005, p.
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.
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
In Table 1, there are delta waves (frequency 0.5-4 Hz), theta waves (frequency 4-7 Hz), alpha waves (frequency 8-13 Hz), beta waves (frequency 14-30 Hz), and gamma waves (frequency 30 Hz and over) [11].
showed that phase of modulation related to various delta subbands as very slow, slow, fast, narrow, cumulative slow 1, and cumulative slow 2 deltas with alpha waves had different correlations with depth of anesthesia, and finally they implied that a fast delta subband was the best choice among various delta subbands to correlate with brain activities, and their phase difference changes with DOA [9].
The polysomnographic record showed bursts of REMS with alpha waves characteristic of SP.
For all the phases of [f.sub.1], [f.sub.2], and [f.sub.3], Alpha waves ([B.sub.1]) are decreased significantly and transferred into Theta wave ([B.sub.3]) and Delta wave ([B.sub.4]) standing for the slights sleeping status.
Alpha waves with frequency between 8 and 13 Hz are associated with relaxation measured with EEG and directly stimulate the hypothalamus to produce endorphins among other functions.
Free time, unfocused thinking, access to alpha waves helps the brain to be creative.