HyperDic: brainwave

English > 2 senses of the word brainwave:
NOUNphenomenonbrainwave, brain wave, cortical potential(neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph
cognitionbrainwave, insight, brainstormthe clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
English > brainwave: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaning(neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph.
Synonymsbrain wave, cortical potential
CategoryneurophysiologyThe branch of neuroscience that studies the physiology of the nervous system
Narroweralpha rhythm, alpha waveThe normal brainwave in the electroencephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed
beta rhythm, beta waveThe normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person who is awake and alert
delta rhythm, delta waveThe normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person in deep dreamless sleep
theta rhythm, theta waveThe normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed and drowsy
Broaderbioelectricityelectric phenomena in animals or plants
English > brainwave: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation.
Synonymsinsight, brainstorm
Narrowerdiscovery, breakthrough, findA productive insight
flashA sudden brilliant understanding
lightmental understanding as an enlightening experience
revelationAn enlightening or astonishing disclosure
Broaderunderstanding, apprehension, discernment, savvyThe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands
Spanishidea, intuición
Catalanidea, intuïció

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