beta waves

be′ta waves`
n. pl.
phl
See under beta rhythm
Etymology: 1930–35

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • beta waves. — See under beta rhythm. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Beta wave — Beta wave, or beta rhythm, is the term used to designate the frequency range of brain activity above 12 Hz (12 transitions or cycles per second). Beta states are the states associated with normal waking consciousness. Low amplitude beta waves… …   Wikipedia

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  • beta rhythm — a pattern of high frequency brain waves (beta waves) observed in normal persons upon sensory stimulation, esp. with light, or when they are engaging in purposeful mental activity. [1935 40; earlier beta waves, trans. of G Betawellen; see ALPHA… …   Universalium

  • beta rhythm — be′ta rhythm n. phl a pattern of high frequency brain waves (beta waves) observed in normal persons upon sensory stimulation, esp. with light, or when they are engaging in purposeful mental activity. • Etymology: 1935–40; trans. of G Betawellen;… …   From formal English to slang

  • beta rhythm — noun Physiology the normal electrical activity of the brain when conscious and alert, consisting of oscillations (beta waves) with a frequency of 18–25 hertz …   English new terms dictionary

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  • beta wave — n. any of the electrical waves from the parietal frontal regions of the brain, having frequencies from 13 to 30 hertz: a sign of mental activity and alertness: also beta rhythm * * * …   Universalium

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