EyeWire: Why Do Gamers Enjoy Mapping the Brain?

Amy Robinson


Amy Robinson is a crowdsourcer. She is the Executive Director of EyeWire, a game to map the brain from MIT and Princeton University played by over 150,000 people worldwide. In EyeWire, gamers solve 3D puzzles that map out neurons, allowing neuroscientists to chart synaptic connections among neurons and thus begin to decipher the mysteries of how we see. EyeWire is the first of many games to map the brain. Amy was recently named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 in the games category. She is a long time TEDster and founded the TEDx Music Project, a collection of the best live music from TEDx events around the world.


Citizen Science revolves around community—our collective discoveries wouldn't be possible without millions of passionate participants around the world. How does this happen? EyeWire, a game to map the brain played by over... [ view full abstract ]


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