Brain Waves – Importance of Theta Frequency

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Arzu Barské, Founder of BigdataQ.com

Recently at Clubhouse conversations, I was talking about Human brain State of wave/frequency, that very much have influence in our creativity & Intelligence & further, predictive abilities.

After 30 years-of observation. I recently figured out, my creativity boosts if I’m executing certain tasks (eg. driving car) or during dreams(I used to solve complex arithmetical formulas in dreams). Especially after a Dutch Neuroscientist during a private business talk who is specialized in healthcare/Cancer patients woke me up about the disturbance of the Wireless technology in our body and how I should protect my health against it with Schumann Frequency(7.83hz), I went after this state of mind with waves and looked into the Brain Waves spectrums deeper.

I also read Yogi’s + Clairvoyants have a similar state of mind as Theta waves. And additionally I also read in CIA’s UFO documents that Chi / QI studying opens up that spectrum and the persons predictive ability scales up. Particularly referring Chinese culture and their work on this methodology about  to create an ability to telepathically communicate with the Space-station.(Not kidding :))

Here I share more information about this subject, a mixture of my comments + an article from Healthline.com.

Hope those who are/were looking for the answer like me, may benefit of this information.

Finally I discovered “Theta Waves” are the fundamental building blocks of my skills.

✳👉🏻 Further if anyone is developing with EEG kits, or if you have noticed the similar experiences already, I would like to hear more about it.

Our brain produces 5 different kinds of brain waves, each of which operates at a different speed. From fastest to slowest, the 5 different types of brain waves are:

  • gamma
  • beta
  • alpha
  • theta
  • delta

How are brain waves measured?

A test called an electroencephalogram (EEG) can evaluate the electrical activity in your brain and record the waves, which are measured in cycles per second, or Hertz (Hz).

Different waves occur at different times, based on what you’re doing and how you’re feeling

EMOTIV has a device & development kit for it.

GAMMA

Gamma waves are the fastest of all the brain waves. They oscillate all the way up to the 100 Hz range and possibly even faster, since they can be challenging to measure accurately.

Your brain produces gamma waves when you’re intensely focused on something, or fully engaged in solving a problem. You’re likely at peak concentration when your brain fires off gamma waves.

BETA

Just below gamma waves on the spectrum are the beta waves. These waves fall into the 12-38 Hz range. These are the brain waves that dominate when you’re awake, alert, and engaged.

You can have relatively faster or “high beta” waves, which occur when you’re involved in very complex thought processes. Or, you can have slower or “low beta” waves that tend to occur more when you’re mulling over something.

ALPHA

If your doctor put electrodes on your scalp while you were sitting quietly and relaxing, but not thinking about much, it’s likely that alpha waves would dominate the EEG results.

Alpha brain waves measure between 8 and 12 Hz and fall right in the middle of the spectrum

THETA

Now the main subject. Theta waves.

Theta brain waves can occur during sleeping but also occur when you’re awake, but in a very deeply relaxed state of mind; a state that some may describe as “autopilot.”(Car driving, ironing, during doing other repetitive tasks), high levels of theta waves while you’re awake, you might feel a little sluggish or scattered.

How do theta waves compare to other brain waves

Theta waves fall close to the low end of the spectrum. They are slower than alpha waves but faster than delta waves. An EEG would measure theta waves in the 4 to 8 Hz range.

DELTA

All the way at the bottom of the spectrum of brain waves — below theta waves — are the low, deep, slow delta waves.

Both delta waves and theta waves occur when you’re asleep, but delta waves are the waves that dominate when you’re in a period of deep, restorative sleep. They measure in the 0.5 and 4 Hz range.

Can you manipulate your theta brain waves?

We’re still learning about how theta waves work and how it may be possible to boost their activity, and why that might be appropriate or beneficial.

Although research is limited, there is some information that’s come to light about theta brain waves in recent years.

Consider the results of a small 2017 brain wave study. The researchers analyzed the results of wireless implants that recorded brain wave activity in four volunteers.

They found that theta wave oscillations increased when the participants were trying to move around in an unfamiliar environment. Additionally, the researchers learned that theta wave activity tended to speed up when the study participants moved faster.

Another 2017 study explored the way that theta wave activity seems to be linked to one particular type of learning. This type of learning occurs when you’re doing something that you may not have conscious access to, like learning to ride a bike. This is known as implicit learning.

This research suggests that examining brain wave activity could be helpful in figuring out how to teach people to learn certain kinds of information, or to perform certain tasks.

The researchers also noted that they may be able to use the evidence of theta wave activity to detect disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

Additionally, earlier research

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suggests that finding ways to boost certain alpha and theta wave activity could also help reduce anxiety in people suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

What are binaural beats?

One possible way to influence your brain and its production of theta waves is by listening to binaural beats.

Picture yourself wearing a headset. In your left ear, you can hear a sound that’s one particular frequency, but the sound that you hear in your right ear is slightly different, perhaps a slightly faster or slower frequency.

Your brain has to adjust to hearing these two competing frequencies at the same time, so eventually you begin hearing a separate tone created from the difference of those two frequencies.

Can binaural beats put you in a theta state of mind?

Some people believe that listening to binaural beats can help you calm down and relax. Some even propose that binaural beats could help you sleep better.

A 2017 study found that a certain type of binaural beat helped some people achieve a meditative state. More research is need to learn about how it could be adapted for relaxation and stress reduction in the future.

The bottom line

Your brain produces five kinds of brain waves, each of which operate at a different speed. Some are very fast, while others are much slower. Theta waves are slower than gamma, beta, and alpha waves, but faster than delta waves.

Your brain tends to produce theta waves when you’re sleeping or dreaming. They tend to occur when you’re drifting off to sleep or just before you wake up. Theta brain waves can also occur when you’re awake and in a very deeply relaxed state of mind.

There is still a lot to learn about the electrical activity of the brain. What we know so far about theta waves is that they help us learn, and perhaps one day, we will know more about how we can use this knowledge to improve our ability to relax and learn more effectively.

Original article can be found at Healthline.com/health/Theta-waves