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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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Stroop Alpha Waves: Initial alpha waves recorded during Stroop testing at baseline ranged from 7.
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.
In addition to "relaxed focus, inner calm, peacefulness, or calm attention", alpha waves are associated with "cognitive efficiency" and "intellectual performance" (Chapin & Russell-Chapin, 2014).
The polysomnographic record showed bursts of REMS with alpha waves characteristic of SP.
In subjects who responded well to the training, the EEG revealed characteristic changes in brain activity, more specifically in the alpha waves.
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.
where the device was developed, measured the alpha waves in the brain that were produced in conjunction with a test subject opening and closing his eyes.
I have to change frequency to tune into the animal; humans use beta frequency but animals use alpha waves, so I have to clear my mind to get to that alpha state.
In the first module, "cortical functioning," performed assessments on the basis of alpha-wave characteristics, including, nature of alpha rhythm, alpha-rhythm frequency, amplitude, topography, amplitude asymmetry, and changes in alpha waves in response to the provocative tests (see Table 1).
Alpha waves (9-13 Hertz (Hz) typically are seen when a person is relaxed and not focusing on a task.
It has been proven that when people look upwards there is a change in brain activity as more alpha waves are produced which instil feelings of peace and calm.