Posted on Jul 23, 2018 UTC by szetor

We’ve received some questions about hot spots. To help answer them a new forum post has been added here. Feel free to leave more questions or comments on that thread. Note that you’ll need to verify your email to view the forum.

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Posted on Jul 20, 2018 UTC by szetor

(August 8, 2018) Several new changes have been added in this latest update. View the changelog to them all. The major ones is an in-game legend to describe color, player ability to dismiss comments you believe are resolved, and hotspots no longer taking up the entire depth of the neuron volume.

(July 31, 2018) Another minor update to fix a bug with virtual finger not starting at the right location, improve some usability issues on touch/mobile devices, and allow users to restart/skip tutorials via a menu setting option.

(July 25, 2018) A small update to the ui, a new column has been added to indicate your current non-consensus score. It is an estimation of what you score will be if all your work is incorporated into consensus (not counting any addition bonuses from things like hotspots).

(July 20, 2018) We recently released some updates to the game. The changes include a new slider that you can use to more quickly scan through image slices in Connect-the-Dots mode, updated tutorials for new players, making hotspots for disconnected portions of the traces more specific, and improving consensus so it produces fewer extraneous branches.

You can view the entire changelog at this forum thread. Also please feel free to leave any feedback or questions. As always hanks for all your contributions!

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Posted on Jul 11, 2018 UTC by szetor

We are excited to announce feedback from our partners at the Allen Institute for Brain Science regarding four neurons posted during our recent 48-hour challenge.

You can view the results for them here:

Mouse-V1-90

Mouse-V1-91

Mouse-V1-92

Mouse-V1-93

The trace comparison images in the web page can be a bit small, you may need to right click and open the image in a new tab to get a better view. In general, the results were good! The most common areas of improvement were tips of paths not being fully traced and sections with curves and twists not always being accurately traced.

Thanks for all your work! As always if you have any feedback or questions, feel free to leave a post on our forums.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 UTC by smortier

The 48-hour Games for Change Neuron Challenge begins now!!! Let’s see how many complete and fully connected neurons we can reconstruct over the next couple days. Big things to look out for: faint signals and disconnected areas. You may notice that there is a little guide on the side of the challenge indicating whether it is the optimal time to be tracing or connecting. You will receive 2x points for tracing during the “trace stage” and for connecting during the “connect stage”, however you can do any activity during any stage.

Thank you to our community of players who have helped us put Mozak on the map. And welcome to our new players!

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