Pat yourself on the back! Barely a week after a new J Cell went live on EyeWire.org, the EyeWire community has completed it! J Cell #3 is one of many neurons mapped by gamers. Other completed cells are the IFLS Neuron, J Cell #2, a giant Startburst Neuron as well as numerous neural networks.
Check it out in the YouTube video below or explore it (and several other neurons) in beautiful 3D by logging into EyeWire and changing cell view to “J Cell #3.”
What does this mean for science?
We are reconstructing more examples of J cells in order to find out what aspects of their shape are invariant.
Our dev ninjas are hard at work on an advanced level for starburst mapping. In the mean time, we’ve added a new J Cell to EyeWire — check out how much it’s grown in just 24 hours! Head on over to EyeWire.org and become a part of a revolution in neuroscience!