When alpha oscillations are prominent, your sensory inputs tend to be minimized and your mind is generally clear of unwanted thoughts.
Alpha waves can also be created by doing aerobic exercise.
Beta waves (12-30 Hz) typically dominate our normal waking states of consciousness and occur when attention is directed towards cognitive and other tasks.
Berger also invented the electroencephalogram and gave the device its name.
This invention has been described as, "one of the most surprising, remarkable, and momentous developments in the history of clinical neurology." At the root of all our thoughts, emotions and behaviors is the communication between neurons.
Electrical Brain Stimulation Can Create Alpha Oscillations A new study by the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine recently identified the first evidence that a low dose of electric current of 10-hertz can enhance the alpha brain wave activity and boosts creativity by 7.4% in healthy adults.
The April 2015 study, “Functional Role of Frontal Alpha Oscillations in Creativity,” was published in the journal This study is a proof-of-concept.The Brown researchers hope that teaching people how-to harness the “power to ignore” by creating an alpha brain state through mindfulness will enable anyone who suffers from chronic pain to reduce perceptions of pain and for people who have depression or anxiety to minimize their symptoms.If you’d like to learn more about this research or how to alter brain wave synchronization, check out my Blog post, 5 Neuroscience Based Ways to Clear Your Mind.Theta waves (3 to 8 Hz) occur during sleep but have also been observed in the deepest states of Zen meditation.Alpha waves (8 to 12 Hz) are present when your brain is in an idling default-state typically created when you're daydreaming or consciously practicing mindfulness or meditation.When your synapses are firing in synchrony, they create unified combinations of millions of neurons marching in lockstep as a harmonized "neural network" that is linked to a specific state of consciousness, your thoughts, and your mood.