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Wanted: Big community to unlock big data in big brain

3 years agoTechnology : GigaOM

In his quest to map the connections in the brain, MIT professor Sebastian Seung is turning citizen science into a game. In this video, he talks about his project, Eyewire, and how prior experience with coloring books is all you need to play.
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Making connections in the eye: Wiring diagram of retinal neurons is first step toward mapping the human brain

Health : Medical News Today (last year)

The human brain has 100 billion neurons, connected to each other in networks that allow us to interpret the world around us, plan for the future, and control our actions and movements. MIT neuroscientist Sebastian Seung wants to map... Read Post

TEDTalks: Sebastian Seung: Mapping the connections inside our brains

Technology : Huffington Post: Technology Blog (4 years ago)

Sebastian Seung is mapping a massively ambitious new model of the brain that focuses on the connections between each neuron. He calls it our "connectome,"... Read Post

Gaming Out The Brain

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (last year)

Neuroscientist Sebastian Seung wants to develop a better picture of the human brain – with your help. EyeWire is a browser-based game developed by Seung’s lab at MIT that invites players to map the connections between retinal neuron... Read Post

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