So…about that email from HQ

If you are a registered EyeWire player, you probably got an email update from HQ last night that looked something like one paragraph with a single link in parentheses. We’re sorry.

Our mail system hiccuped, crunched plain text and didn’t send HTML. No data was compromised; this error is purely on the delivery end. The note below is the email you were supposed to receive. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and to those of you who received multiple messages — we’re working to resolve this issue so it does not happen again in the future.

Amy and HQ


Hi amyleerobinson!

It’s been a while since you last received an official update from EyeWire, a game to map the brain. Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to!

The EyeWire community has grown to over 75,000 people from 133 countries. Together, players have mapped over 1.3 million cubes and completed 27 neurons and numerous individual branches.

Profiles are live! Now when you log in on EyeWire, you can click your username to see a summary of personal statistics, including accuracy, total cube submissions and trailblazes. You can also check out other players’ stats to see how you stack up. Learn more.

The Geek Week Games | Aug 4 – 10 in EyeWire

Next week, beginning Sunday, Aug 4, we launch the Geek Week Games in partnership with YouTube Geek Week. We created a fun little 1 minute theatrical trailer to pump up you up 🙂Complete more than 50 cubes and you could end up naming a neuron. Full details on the blog.

Over the next week we will debut never before seen animations and images, host a 7 day challenge where players can win naming rights to cells and invite the world to participate in live, interactive neuroscience through two Hangouts on Air:

        YouTube Brainiac Day | Tues Aug 6 at 2 PM:

Faking it: Neuroscience of Memory

        YouTube Gaming Day | Thurs Aug 8 at 2 PM:

Behind the Scenes Lab Tour of EyeWire HQJoin in and make history. We’ll see you online at

For Science!
Sebastian and EyeWire HQ

PS the first EyeWire swag will finally be released during Geek Week..stay tuned. Also check outEyeWire in WIRED today!

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