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kappa wave

a type of brain wave with a frequency similar to that of an alpha wave (8–12 Hz) but with a much weaker amplitude. Kappa waves are associated with thinking, particularly such activities as problem solving or recall of a partly learned task.

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June 18th 2024

unipolar mania

unipolar mania

a disorder in which only excitement, overactivity, and similar euphoric symptoms are seen. This is a rare condition, as such manic episodes tend eventually to be followed by one or more major depressive episodes.