Theta Brainwaves & Theta State
We live in an age where regular and exciting discoveries are being made about how our brains work. Considering the brain is the most complex organ in the human body, the scientific study of the brain, called neuroscience, is directly benefiting from parallel advances in technology. New ways of digitally mapping the brain via scans, have allowed neuroscientists to study its limits, functions and abilities - during sleep, after trauma, during stress, through to the deepest areas of our subconscious.
What are Theta Brainwaves?
Our brains are composed of billions of brain cells called neurons. Each of these cells communicate with each other using electricity. The effect of this communication can be measured as huge pulses of electrical activity or ‘brainwaves’. Brainwaves can be detected and measured by a non-invasive electroencephalogram machine as wave-like continuous patterns. Depending on what activity we are engaged in our brainwaves register as different frequencies, measured in pulses per second (Hertz scale).
Theta brainwaves operate on a wave length of 4 to 8 pulses per second on the Hertz scale (4 to 8Hz). They are the slowest brain waves to operate where we still remain conscious.