Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Smile and say "Ritalin!"

No longer content to merely "share moments, share life," the folks at Kodak are now apparently intent on sharing our neurological infirmities as well. While conducting experiments as to whether photographic images could relieve stress and depression, Kodak researchers noticed that certain subjects had an unexpected reaction to stress — an atypical oscillation of temperatures as measured by monitors attached to their pinkies — and that these subjects turned out with notable frequency to have been previously diagnosed with ADHD. Could this be the cut-and-dried, scientific, unbiased test for ADHD that parents have long been longing for? Maybe, say researchers. Maybe not. But I sure hope Polaroid's already working on a version that lets you do it all at home and skip the doctor entirely.

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