Great news, we have enough data on ALM-01 and 02 to close them later today. Please be aware that we’ll be closing them in the late evening, so please be sure to finish up your work on these two datasets by around 8pm Pacific time, Tuesday (17 January). We’re also getting close to finishing Mouse-V1-11, and it will likely be finished in the next day or two. This will help clear the way for fresh challenges, and you can expect to see some new ones posted soon.
Good news, everyone! Mouse-ALM-01 is open again for business. Additionally, we are also aware of an issue that started causing problems a little before midnight with our imaging server. We’ve fixed that up and we apologize for any interruptions you may have encountered while tracing.
In time for the long weekend (Monday is an official University of Washington observed holiday), and due to the closure of Mouse-ALM-01 for investigation and troubleshooting, we present Mouse-V1-11. As many of you can already guess, this one comes straight from the primary visual cortex.
For context, we’ve been provided this image by scientist “alexh” (Allen Institute for Brain Science) that shows the area of this brain where this neuron is compared to the last two challenges from the Anterior Lateral Motor Cortex (ALM).
We’ve been made aware of some current issues surrounding Mouse-ALM-01 not loading properly. Thank you everyone for the reports, and as we’ve discovered this challenge presents a reliably reproducable case that we can use to debug and hopefully fix this sporadic issue, we have closed this puzzle for now.
Please note, if you do any more tracing on whatever slice of ALM-01 you have open right now, it’ll still count for score.
We are looking into it and will get that up and going again as soon as possible. In the meantime, we recommend trying out Mouse-ALM-02.