Announcing Neo

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Today was an awesome day! Eyewire was chosen to host a demo at The White House Frontiers Conference chaired by President Barack Obama. 

 

Along with a giant livestream of Eyewire and a big screen museum experience, we revealed the first sneak peek of a project we’ve been working on for many months: Neo

 

This new citizen science game invites you to team up with other heroes of neuroscience to strategically decipher the spectacular spiny dendrites and vast axons of neurons found in neocortex of a mouse brain. We aim to discover never-before-charted circuits and reveal insights into how the brain’s primary visual cortex encodes the beginnings of perception. 

 

 

Sign up for early access to Neo at neo.eyewire.org.

 

Neo is coming in 2017. Stay in the loop and follow behind-the-scenes progress by connecting on Facebook and Twitter @neobraingame

 

A special note for the current Eyewire community: Neo does not mean the retirement of Eyewire. The world’s first game to map the brain will continue. When we finish this dataset, we will tackle another. Neo is a new step in our quest to map the connectome. We are honored to be on this journey with you! 

 

 

Neo is built by the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and connects citizen science with data collected by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Baylor College of Medicine as part of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks program (MICrONs).

 

Check out a few pictures from the event below. For science!

 

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