Posted on Jul 20, 2017 UTC by szetor

Hi players, our partners at AIBS did a review of the neurons currently posted and have some new estimates of how complete the traces look. New comments have also been added on several neurons.

Much of the work left to do is faint axon, you might need to zoom in closer and utilize the Connect-the-Dots tool in order to accurately trace those parts out.

Finally some encouraging words from the scientists regarding your work:

“Overall I am impressed by two things:

1) The completeness of the dendrites in every cell that has been up for more than a few days.

2) The lack of false positives. In all these cells I only saw one instance of an obvious false positive.”

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Posted on Jul 20, 2017 UTC by szetor

Hi players, tomorrow morning at 7:00am we will be deploying some updates. It should only take a few minutes, but you might notice a very brief disruption in service.

Also, you may have noticed some neurons being posted without accompanying news posts. Apologies for any inconvienence this caused. Generally neurons will be left up to 2 to 3 weeks, after which they will be closed and replaced with a new one. We will try to have a weekly update for any neuron closing/openings.

Newest Opened:

Mouse-V1-54

Mouse-V1-53

Closing:
Mouse-V1-49

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Posted on Jul 15, 2017 UTC by edp0003

Hi players! We’ve added a new feature to help discover parts of the neuron that are disconnected from the soma. Press K to toggle a new coloring scheme for the neuron traces. Traces which are connected to the soma are light blue. Traces which are disconnected from the soma are magenta (light purple).

Traces don’t have to be directly connected to the soma to count: those with roots near enough the soma are also considered connected.

Try to fill the gaps between disconnected traces in the consensus. The best neuron trace has all traces connected to the soma, so more blue is better!

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Posted on Jul 12, 2017 UTC by szetor

Hi players, we have released a new feature that allows you to use the Connect-the-Dots tools to connected fragmented parts of the neuron trace. You may have noticed consensus emits disconnected traces, now you have a tool to begin joining them together.

Some of the basic menu options like sound or consensus visibility are now saved across sessions.

Other bug fixes for camera controls and comment visibility were are included.

Finally if you notice that the game doesn’t load, you may need to clear your browser cache. Instructions to clear the cache for a specific site on Windows browsers can be found here. For Safari on Mac, Go to Safari->Preferences->Privacy->Manage Website Data. Search for mozak and ‘Remove’ the data for the site.

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