Alpha brain wave activity is generally associated with relaxed wakefulness, and alpha states are commonly described as tranquil and pleasant- sometimes accompanied by a "floating" feeling. Alpha frequencies are also indicative of a creative state of mind where free association is prominent. Alpha waves appear immediately and spread throughout the cortex when you close your eyes, which is part of the relaxation process leading to sleep.
The 297,600-square-foot, eight-story St. Joseph Mercy Oakland’s South Tower in Pontiac, Mich., designed by HKS, was completed in April and houses 208 acute and intensive care beds. Gentle curves, derived from the exterior building and overall campus language, help intertwine form and function. Each unit provides support for patients, family, and caregivers by supporting the separation of staff and support functions from public and patient areas. Credit: Blake Marvin/HKS.