Eyewire

EyeWire

In EyeWire, players are challenged to map branches of a neuron from one side of a cube to the other in a 3D puzzle. Players scroll through the cube and reconstruct neurons with the help of an artificial intelligence algorithm developed at Seung Lab in Princeton University. EyeWire gameplay advances neuroscience by helping researchers discover how neurons connect to process visual information. The game is played by over 200,000 people from 145 countries.



Map 3D structure of neurons to help map the brain
           casual | 3D puzzle | neuroscience | computer (browser)            

Articles

Scientific American – on Citizen Science Games

Can You Diagnose Dementia from a Gaming App? By Bahar Gholipour on November 18, 2016 SAN DIEGO—You are guiding a ship through rough waters. On your way you may encounter magical creatures. You can snap […]

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Wired, on citizen science games

Sea Hero Quest game aims to diagnose dementia by testing navigation skills By AMELIA HEATHMAN, 17 November 2016 2.4 million people have downloaded the app created by neuroscientists to help them understand dementia. Hilary Evans, […]

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Publications

To Help or Hinder
Real-time Chat in Citizen Science

Abstract: In this paper we investigate the implications of providing a real-time messaging interface in a Web-based citizen science game. Our study draws on data from two weeks of chat messages and survey responses collected […]

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Addressing Big Data Challenges in Neuroscience

Global neuroscience projects are producing big data at an unprecedented rate that informatic and artificial intelligence (AI) analytics simply cannot handle. Online games, like Foldit, Eterna, and Eyewire and now a new neuroscience game, Mozak—are fueling a people-powered research science (PPRS) revolution, […]

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Interviews

A week to tweet about Science and Games
#9 Games and neuroscience

From April 10th to April 15th, Citizen Science Games was hosting the @IamCitSci Twitter account. The whole week was dedicated to games and science. We storified the week in different episodes, in case you missed […]

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Excerpt of the Q&A with Sebastian Seung about the game Eyewire

What is a connectome, and why does it matter? Look inside the mind with Sebastian Seung in this Q&A, originally published in Time. Sebastian Seung is a multi-disciplinary expert whose research efforts have spanned the […]

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