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EyeWire | A Game to Map the Brain

EyeWire | A Game to Map the Brain | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

EyeWire is an online community of “citizen neuroscientists” who map neural connections by playing a game.


Play EyeWire to map the 3D structure of neurons and contribute to revolutionary crowd-sourced scientific discovery from Seung Lab at MIT. By joining EyeWire, you can help map connections between retinal neurons. This information advances neuroscience research on how the retina functions in visual perception. You also help the EyeWire team, based at MIT, develop computational technologies for mapping the connectome.

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The worldwide impact of open access to MIT faculty research

The worldwide impact of open access to MIT faculty research | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Three years after MIT faculty chose to make their scholarly articles openly accessible through the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, individuals around the world have benefited from free access to MIT's research. Comments submitted to the Open Access Articles Collection in DSpace@MIT reveal that faculty articles have helped a wide range of people — students trying to complete professional and undergraduate degrees; professors at universities with limited access to scholarly journals; independent researchers; those in need of medical information; and those working to stay current and advance their careers. (...) - MIT News Office, October 22, 2012

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