This is a handy chart to easily convert DRA, Guided Reading & AR levels with grade level equivalencies as well as reading development stages. The color coding is a system I used to label my books in first grade and found it especially handy when I was a reading specialist.
Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down -- like a radio dial or thermostat -- to correct dysfunction. Andres Lozano offers a dramatic look at emerging techniques, in which a woman with Parkinson's instantly stops shaking and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer's are brought back to life. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)
DARPA Brain Stimulator Searches for Memories Work Begins on Brain Stimulator to Correct Memory Can deep brain stimulation affect how well and what we remember? For some of the approximately 10 million people worldwide with traumatic brain injury (TBI), forming and holding onto new memories can be one of the hardest things they’ll do in a day. Now imagine a device implanted in the brain that can help them encode memories by means of small electric shocks. | MIT Technology Review
Why carbon-nanotube fibers make ideal implantable brain electrodes | Rice University scientists have found that the carbon nanotube fibers they developed for aerospace are superior to metal and plain-carbon electrodes for deep brain stimulation for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and for brain-machine interfaces to neural circuits in the brain. [Neurotechnology: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/brain/ Neuroscience Books…