March 30th through April 3rd scientists from the Allen Institute for Brain Science will be competing against our incredible community to reconstruct as many neurons as possible. With the world turned on its head with the recent pandemic, we’re hoping this fun challenge can bring us together and help science at the same time! Think you can outscore a neuroscientist? Now’s your chance to find out!
Hi players, a while back we released a feature that changed the way images were stored and downloaded. This was needed to make the application compatible with future data requirements, unfortunately there were some issues with that first release. We believe were finally able to sort out those issues. Please let us know if you encounter any new performance issues or slowdowns while the image data is being downloaded.
Full list of changes can be found in the changelogs here.
Hi players, we need to perform some emergency maintenence on our servers and database this evening. Starting at around 8pm PST the game and our website may not be accessible. We expect to be finished before 9pm. Apologies for the inconvienence.
(02/07/20) Hi players, it has been quite sometime since we have released an update. For future research goals we’ve had to overhaul some of our server architecture as it pertains to processing and distributing the 3D image data. These changes should not affect gameplay in anyway, in fact we believe it should slightly speed up loading times of the 3D volume. Please feel free to leave feedback in chat or the forum if notice anything strange after the update. Thank you for all your work!
(12/20/19) Hi players, we released a small update so you can now see exactly what stage a neuron is at and the amount of time left before it closes. We also fixed a bug where the keyboard shortcut for the ‘Connectivity’ view did not toggle back and forth correctly. Happy tracing!
(12/10/19) Hi players, we just released a first pass at a change to the scoring system. Initially when a neuron is released, consensus will be disabled for the first day. When consensus is enabled, all contributors to consensus will get 1X points. The neuron will then progress through different stages where you will get bonus modifiers to new consensus you end up tracing. You will be able to see the bonuses active by hovering over the label on the top of the score ui. We are currently still making refinements to this system and ui so stay tuned for more updates.