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Wave

A short-term movement that goes against the general trend. For example, if the DJIA rallies on a given trading day but overall is in the midst of a prolonged bear market, the rally is called a wave against the bearish tide.
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Alpha wave tracings at such time were induced from the central and frontal region instead of the occipital region, from where alpha waves usually were recorded by the closing of eyes.
After treatment with MO leaves extract for 14 days in colchicine infused rats, the EEG showed a significant decrease in spike discharge pattern with a prominent increase in beta waves but alpha waves were not significantly increased (Table V).
When you're recording the brain your can see it's natural rhythm, the alpha waves.
Tea contains caffeine, but the body reacts to it differently from coffee because of L-theanine, an amino acid in tea that he says promotes ``focused, meditative energy'' in the brain's alpha waves to counteract the fight-or-flight beta wave response to the caffeine.
As polysomnographers can attest, it is not unusual to see classic phasic REMs while the EEG is producing alpha waves.
In addition to its ability to make relaxing alpha waves, l-theanine seems to cancel out some of the jittery effects of caffeine.
The researchers calculated the power ratio of alpha waves to theta waves (A/T); the ratio of alpha waves to delta waves (A/D); and the ratio of alpha waves to the sum of theta and delta waves (A/T+D).
Many patients with fibromyalgia have a specific sleep disturbance involving the intrusion of alpha waves into slow wave sleep.
Many patients with fibromyalgia have a specific sleep disturbance involving the intrusion of alpha waves into slow wave sleep Tricycic antidepressants provide temporary restoration of normal sleep patterns, but this improvement is often short lived.
The alpha waves, known as the good waves - prominent when a person is relaxing - are what triggers the switch.
s call to use one's own alpha waves as a mantra in prayer (131).