Neural Activity Sensor (NAS)

Device which remotely detects the electrical activity of a lifeform's central nervous system, classifies it by complexity and activity, and compares it to recorded life forms, especially sophonts.

Developed from tech level 12 psionic helmet theory, the neural activity sensor was first used medically to diagnose and treat brain disorders.

An area scan is performed first, to determine if any subjects are within range. The readings indicate number, range, and motion of beings exhibiting neural activity in the area. A pinpoint scan can classify the identified creatures according to their intelligence.

The NAS is a passive sensor. Its limited range reduces its use to probes and landing parties.

(MT-WORLD, 1120)

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