|Presented By||Princeton University|
|Goal||Map 3D Neurons and Discover Neuroscience Secrets|
|Task||Solve 3D puzzles to decipher neuronal synaptic connections.|
Based in the Seung Computational Neuroscience Lab at Princeton University, Eyewire investigators are solving the mysteries of the brain with the help of the public. Over 225,000 people around the world have played what has been called a “3D neuroscience coloring book” — a puzzle game anyone can play without having any knowledge or experience in the field of neuroscience.
Eyewire researchers aim to eventually map the human brain, but for now they are starting with the retina. Players map the connections between retinal neurons, helping researchers understand how neurons process information. Players have already helped researchers understand how a mammal can detect motion, which has remained a mystery — until now. Eyewire researchers hope their work can lead to advances in blindness therapies, the development of retinal prosthestics, and other benefits.
|How to Join||
Go to http://www.eyewire.org You'll be asked to register (just pick a username and password) and then you'll go through an instructive and engaging tutorial. After completing the tutorial you'll start playing, earning points, and helping us with our goal: the connectome.
EyeWire has an initiative called EyeLearn that is aiming to create a global community of student citizen scientists.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Every few days|
|Average Time||An hour or so|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online, At school, At night, At home|
|Tags||3d, at home, autism, biology, biomedical, brain, brain abnormality, brain map, connectome, eyewire, game, neuron, neuroscience, puzzle, retina, retina structure, rwjf|
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Pros: Fun intellectual challenge if you like puzzles and mazes; well-gamified; clear interface and controls; strong, friendly and helpful global community. Cons: Best experience is with a high-performing computer and internet connection; not mobile-friendly.
This project is awesome! You can play a game AND do something for since!
Nikitas Serafetinidis 04/24/2017
Awesome game with devs and admins that reply to players' probs and do their best ^_^
Best thing since sliced bread! Relaxing, motivating nad helping the humanity. A non-guilty pleasure for all.
The way the project works is very easy. There are also lots of fun competitions every day.
An awesome science game, with an awesome community ! Just join the party :)
Marvellous, relaxing game, with a really friendly chat full of helpful people. And it's all for science!
great community of players, many levels of player contributions
Amy Robinson 09/06/2016
Amy Robinson 04/28/2016
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