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Seeking info on human brain wave patterns ( EEG )

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>On Thu, 28 Dec 1995, JOHN PARRISH THOMPSON wrote:
>>>>>CUT>>>
>>     My central question revolves around whether it is possible with 
>> todays technology for a trained neurobiologist or neuropsychologist to 
>> examine an electroencephalagram of the above listed subjects and 
>> determine from the patterns only if the subject is human?  For example, 
>> is to possible to look only at the EEG of a human fetus and conclusively 
>> differentiate it from that of a chimpanzee?  Or say the EEG of a comatose 
>> human opposed to that of a chimpanzee?
>>>>>CUT>>
>I have had discussions with a specialist in EEG that help developed
>weapons systems guided by thought.  He said the system was 100%
>reliable.  This suggest to me that the answer to your question is
>in the affirmative.  Ron Blue
         Dear Ron,  I answered for the negative. Teaching a machine
to distinguish voluntary patterns of potential does not enable it
 to distinguish (from potential patterns) if the voluntary source is
hominid, pongid or even of many other homeothermal Vertebrata.    Cyberkisses,  
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