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Thanks to everyone who answered my question about "alpha burst activity."
For those interested, here are a couple of references on the topic passed
on to me by people who answered:
"Sleep," by Gay Gaer Luce
"Neurology for the non-neurologist." [no author given]
"It had an illustration of a typical EEG printout, with drawings of the
activities that caused each type of wave. It also gave very thorough
explanations of basic brain-function concepts."