beta wave

noun

: an electrical rhythm of the brain with a frequency of 13 to 30 cycles per second that is associated with normal conscious waking experience

called also beta, beta rhythm

Examples of beta wave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new study, published in Nature Neuroscience, shows that rapid gamma waves often originate in outer layers, whereas slower alpha and beta waves arise in the deeper ones. Simon Makin, Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2024 The researchers also measured brain oxygen and electrical activity in some patients, and found gamma, delta, theta, alpha and beta waves suggesting some mental function during CPR. Theresa Tamkins, NBC News, 14 Sep. 2023 But when a short break was incorporated, the beta waves calmed down. Anna Oakes, Quartz, 8 May 2023 Even when the participants had to attend four more virtual meetings, the beta waves stayed low, drawing out the benefits of the break. Anna Oakes, Quartz, 8 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beta wave was in 1935

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“Beta wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beta%20wave. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

beta wave

noun
: an electrical rhythm of the brain with a frequency of 13 to 30 cycles per second that is associated with normal conscious waking experience

called also beta

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