I trained as a marine biologist but then decided that I would like a mortgage before I was 40. Since then I have spent over 12 years researching applied brain function (cognitive psychology) in my spare time, ie:how the brain works and how we can make it work better. To earn a living I write computer software, mostly internet systems. These all came together in reallyeasyreader, my practical speed reading software. Most recently, I started to study philosophy, which I now wish had been properly taught in school.