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any of the electrical waves from the parietal and occipital regions of the brain, having frequencies from 8 to 13 hertz: a sign of relaxation, since they indicate a lack of sensory stimulation in a conscious person
A pattern of smooth, regular electrical oscillations in the human brain that occur when a person is awake and relaxed. As recorded by the electroencephalograph, alpha waves have a frequency of 8 to 13 hertz. Also called alpha rhythm.
(plural alpha waves)
- (neurology) An electrical signal produced by the brain while the subject is relaxed.