The results are in and Arachne is the name of our third newly discovered ganglion cell type! This name was nominated by Eyewirer kinryuu.
In mythology, Arachne was a master weaver who challenged Athena, the goddess of wisdom and crafts, to a weaving contest. Arachne wove a feisty message that called out the gods for misleading humans. She did so well that she enraged Athena, who turned her into a spider. Ovid’s version is summarized here as a 2-paragraph story for anyone curious.
Next Naming: January 2019
If you played Eyewire between 2014 and 2015, you can join in as we choose a name for Ganglion Type 1no, the fourth of 6 new neuron types first mapped by Eyewirers and published in Cell, 2018.