A Starburst Neuron Update and Last Week’s Top EyeWirers
Happy New Year!
Holiday celebrations came early at EyeWire. On December 15th, a day that will go down in history, we completed the world’s first community-mapped neuron. Since then, we’ve mapped a second J cell and are almost finished with a starburst neuron.
Looking for undiscovered neuron branches is kind of like prospecting for gold… In the beginning, you find gold frequently. Near the end, it becomes almost impossible to find gold. Economists call this the law of diminishing returns.
EyeWire cubes are generated by the AI based on branches traced by players. When we get to the tail end of a neuron, there can be thousands of possible cubes, which means that the probability of your being assigned the missing branch becomes increasingly small. The EyeWire dev team is working on some special tricks to speed up this process — keep tracing and stay tuned.
Leading the Charge
Congratulations to last week’s Top Players: @jamiexq, @vaeltaya and @reb1618.
These three EyeWirers dominated the leaderboard, from top daily points to overall weekly score. Jamiexq (USA) took #1 three times while vaeltaya (Finland) and reb1618 (USA) each topped the leaderboard twice.
Last week’s Daily Top Players came from eleven countries: Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Taiwan and the US. Congratulations and thanks to all who EyeWired last week!
Vaeltaya took Top Daily Score, earning 34,030 points in a single day on Dec 29th.
rank | date | username | points |
1. 12/29 | vaeltaya | 34030
2. 12/28 | vaeltaya | 25383
3. 12/25 | jamiexq | 22503
4. 12/27 | reb1618 | 16013
5. 12/26 | reb1618 | 15081
6. 12/24 | jamiexq | 14795
7. 12/23 | jamiexq | 12711
The highest weekly score went to Jamiexq, who racked up almost 90,000 points in a 7 day period. Incredible! Vaeltaya was close behind with 81,007 points while reb1618 came in with 68,165.
| username | points |
| jamiexq | 89783 |
| vaeltaya | 81007 |
| reb1618 | 68165 |
| readingite | 36747 |
| kali13 | 23431 |
| seth | 22303 |
| vienna717 | 22236 |
| mariomar | 17634 |
| esbboston | 17466 |
| dejerpha | 16127 |