Resume Reading — Safecracking the Brain. You've read 1 of 2 free monthly articles. Learn More. This three-pound blob of tissue holds an estimated 86 billion neurons, cells that rapidly fire electrical pulses in split-second response to whatever stimuli our bodies encounter in the external environment. Each neuron, in turn, has thousands of spindly branches that reach out to nodes, called synapses, which transmit those electrical messages to other cells. Somehow the brain interprets this impossibly noisy code, allowing us to effectively respond to an ever-changing world. The Penn scientists have taken their cues from a year-old algorithm that British code-breaker Alan Turing used to read secret German messages during World War II, and a mathematical sequence more famously used to break into digital keypad locks on cars.
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Yoga can bring a steadiness and strength in the body as well as contentment of the mind. The practice encompasses all levels of psychology, physiology and consciousness thereby putting us into a state of reintegration creating feelings of wholeness. Breathing and alignment in movement brings awareness to postural imbalances in the body and in the mind. Code 1: Accept others fully, do not take ourselves seriously, do not set expectations. Code 3: Watch your habitual reactions and accept things as they come.
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In What Is Life? Genetic information was stored in the simple arrangement of nucleotides along long strings of DNA. The question was what all those strings of DNA meant.
Historically, research databases have existed in isolation with no practical avenue for sharing or pooling medical data into high dimensional datasets that can be efficiently compared across databases. By providing researchers access to aggregated datasets that they otherwise could not obtain independently, Brain-CODE incentivizes data sharing and collaboration and facilitates analyses both within and across disorders and across a wide array of data types, including clinical, neuroimaging and molecular. The Brain-CODE system architecture provides the technical capabilities to support 1 consolidated data management to securely capture, monitor and curate data, 2 privacy and security best-practices, and 3 interoperable and extensible systems that support harmonization, integration, and query across diverse data modalities and linkages to external data sources.