What is the function of the various brainwaves? - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

published 4 ideas

What is the function of the various brainwaves?

scientificamerican.com

Our Brainwaves

The human brain is a highly complex electrochemical organ, generating as much as 10 watts of electricity.

This electrical activity is displayed in the form of four types of brainwaves: Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta which correspond with focus, rest, creativity...

3

STASHED IN:

25

  • Beta waves (15 to 40 cycles per second) are generated during a highly engaged or aroused state of mind, like talking, debating or making a speech.
  • Alpha waves (a frequency of 9 to 14 cycles per second) are slower, with the brain in rest mode, happe...

3

STASHED IN:

26

Many people in the ‘theta’ state happen to get good ideas, as do people who are mentally relaxed due to being in the alpha state.

The repetitive task becomes automatic and disengages itself from the mind, leading to a free flow of ideas.

1

STASHED IN:

21

One dream cycle is usually 90 minutes, where delta waves slowly increase frequency to morph into theta waves, which is the REM state of dreams. The awakening cycle in the morning, when the transition takes place from theta to alpha and finally beta (when we hit the snooze button!)

This pre...

2

STASHED IN:

21

0 Comments

Discover and save more ideas by creating a

FREE

Deepstash account.

Develop a

reading habit

, save

time

and create an amazing

knowledge library

.

GET THE APP: