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eyewire, game to map the brain, neuroscience, gaming, citizen science, neurons, neuroscience, brain

Eyewire is a game to map the brain in collaboration with the Seung Lab at Princeton. Anyone can play and you need no scientific background — over 200,000 people from 145 countries already do. Together we are mapping the 3D structure of neurons; advancing our quest to understand ourselves.


How it Works

In Eyewire, players are challenged to map branches of a neuron from one side of a cube to the other.  Think of it as a 3D puzzle. Players scroll through the cube (measuring about 4.5 microns per side or ~10x smaller than the average width of a human hair) and reconstruct neurons in volumetric segments with the help of an artificial intelligence algorithm developed at Seung Lab.
introduction video by Sebastian Seung
Sebastian Seung: I am my connectome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA7GwKXfJB0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCGElBGPFFY