Posted on May 27, 2020 UTC by smortier

We’re having a mini-challenge now through June 1st! We’ve rolled out some new tools and want to challenge this awesome community to a coopetition. You’ll soon be able to see insights into past work once a challenge closes! These “mini-lessons” should help with knowledge and accuracy. We’ve also added a new “approval” stage. While this stage is active, you only focus on approving other’s traces rather than tracing from scratch. Who doesn’t love a quicker way to get points! We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback on these experimental tools. Give ‘em a shot and happy tracing!

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Posted on Apr 27, 2020 UTC by szetor

Hi players, in this latest update we are releasing some experimental features. We are hoping to test out how effective they are. The first are lessons that will popup with tips on how to trace more accurately or correct some common mistakes we have seen in the past. The second is the ability to see other user traces and a new ‘Approve Trace’ tool that will allow you to create a copy of another user trace to more quickly form consensus. This tool will unlock on certain neurons after some amount of work has been done. Please feel free to share your feedback and thoughts on these updates in the chat or forums! Thanks for playing.

(04/27/20) Hi players, we have released an update to the game client with a major change to how the volume is loaded. We hope this will speed up your tracing as you don’t need to wait for large image chunks to reload from scratch. With this update:


Volume will expand around the currently selected node. This allows continuous tracing without having to switch to and from map mode.
Spacebar now centers the view around the selected node, if any.
Green arrows have been removed
The entire trace graph is now visible regardless of voxel volume location and resolution.


There is a known issue where transitioning from 3D to 2D is not seamless and can be a little disorienting. We’re working on fixing it. Please let us know in the forums or chat if you run into issues. Thanks you for playing!

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Posted on Apr 3, 2020 UTC by szetor

Hi players, as this weeks challenge draws to a close we are going to be greatly shortening the time the first consensus pass finishes on a neuron. Since we have an increase in tracers thanks to our friends at the Allen Institute joining us, we hope this speeds up the time it takes for a neuron to be completed. To make up for this, we will be releasing more neurons throughout the course of tonight and tomorrow. Thank you to everyone that is participating, let see how many neurons we can complete this week!

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Posted on Mar 28, 2020 UTC by smortier

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!

Scores will be updated on this page: https://www.mozak.science/groupleaderboard

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