So, here I sit, 2 in the morning, with my corn chips and my peppermint tea. Ah, the unbridled joys of insomnia. Which is normally ok, except for when my brain has turned mushy and I can't think straight and can't remember what I just read. Doh.

My brain is flipping rapidly from topic to topic, and I can't seem to concentrate on any one thing for very long unless I really put my mind to it. I've got like sixteen browser windows open, and I'm trying to read them all at once. ADD, or too much caffeine?

I read in Discover magazine this evening about how research at NASA has led to a system where kids can be taught to overcome their ADD by playing video games. The research originally focused on keeping pilots from getting bored by monitoring their brain waves and giving them something to do if boredom set in. One of the researchers decided to wire something up to some playstation controllers so that the brain waves of these kids could control something just by paying attention. It looks pretty cool, and apparently works better than Ritalin, but takes longer for any noticeable results to show up and is more expensive.

Hmmm, it's my sister's birthday today. Happy birthday Lisa!