These dominate the normal waking state and consciousness
Are active when involved in cognitive tasks and dealing with the outside world
They apply to fast activity, are present when alert, attentive, undertaking problem solving, judgement, decision making and focused mental activity
They can be further broken down into 3 bands: Lo - fast idle, musing. Beta - High engagement, actively figuring something out. Hi - Highly complex thought, integrating new experiences, high anxiety or excitement.