Medical Dictionary

alpha state


Medical Definition of alpha state

  1. :  a state of wakeful relaxation that is associated with increased alpha wave activity When electroencephalograms show a brain wave pattern of 9 to 12 cycles per second, the subject is said to be in alpha state, usually described as relaxed, peaceful, or floating.—Gerald Walker, The New York Times, 2 Mar. 1975

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up alpha state? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).