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A brain computer interface (BCI) is a system that aims to control devices by analyzing brain signals patterns. In this work, a convenient time-frequency representation (TFR) for visualizing ERD/ERS phenomenon (Event related synchronization and desynchronization) based on Hilbert transform and spatial patterns is addressed, and a wavelet based feature extraction method for motor imagery tasks is presented. The feature vectors are constructed with four statistical and energy parameters obtained from wavelet decomposition, based on the sub-band coding algorithm. Experimentation with three classification methods for comparison purposes was carried out using Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA), Quadratic Discriminant Analysis (QDA), and Support Vector Machine (SVM). In each case, ten-fold validation is used to obtain average misclassification rates.