Tag: citizen science

  • Banc-Bot Guide

    Banc-Bot Guide

    Welcome to the BANC! We’re happy you’ve decided to join us to begin proofreading in the GNG (Gnathal Ganglia) of fruit fly brain and nerve cord! If you’re coming from Eyewire, or even if you are a seasoned Flyer, with this dataset we’ll be tracking progress a little differently. We’ll be using a little friend called…

  • Expert Proofreading Tips for the BANC (Brain and Nerve Cord) Dataset

    Expert Proofreading Tips for the BANC (Brain and Nerve Cord) Dataset

    Here are some proofreading tips specific to the BANC (Brain and Nerve Cord) dataset in FlyWire. Using Mitochondria For Continuations For this particular dataset, you may often find that the dark mitochondria in a branch cause the AI to grow confused and terminate the branch instead of finding the extension. However, although most mitochondria don’t…

  • FlyWire Proofreading Tips

    FlyWire Proofreading Tips

    In this document we’re going to go over some common problems you are likely to come across when proofreading in FlyWire. Using these tips you’ll learn how to better spot cell structure errors, and work around tricky spots in the dataset. X-Shaped Mergers These are what you’d traditionally think of as a merger, with a…

  • How to find photoreceptors to proofread and label

    How to find photoreceptors to proofread and label

    Big thanks to FlyWire team member Szi-chieh for putting together this guide for finding photoreceptors! Introduction Drosophila has two chief motion detection pathways (reference): Since we have all Mi1 cells labeled in the left hemisphere, based on the motion detection pathways, we can work our way up using an individual Mi1 to locate its presynaptic…

  • Quest for the missing Photoreceptors (R cells)!

    Quest for the missing Photoreceptors (R cells)!

    Calling all Flyers to a new quest! We’re on the hunt for unlabeled retinula cells, and we need your help to complete them! These photoreceptors extend into the retina, whereas our dataset terminates at the lamina. Therefore, it will not be possible to fully complete these cells, though we can observe large enough sections for…

  • Cell Labeling/Adding Annotations

    Cell Labeling/Adding Annotations

    Proofreading cells is one of our main objectives in FlyWire. But as we near completion on the Fly connectome, we also need help labeling proofread cells, sometimes also referred to as cell annotation. This guide will get you started on your cell annotation journey, and provide resources to helpful tools that can assist in leveling…

  • Extras to Enhance FlyWire

    Extras to Enhance FlyWire

    As well as FlyWire’s browser add-ons, there are a few different things you can do on FlyWire to alter your user experience, without any add-ons needed. You don’t need to consider these tricks necessary for getting the hang of the Neuroglancer platform, but for those of you who like to fiddle with code or explore…

  • FlyWire FAQ

    FlyWire FAQ

    Find the most commonly asked FlyWire questions and answers here!

  • FlyWire Citizen Science Symposium

    FlyWire Citizen Science Symposium

    FlyWire’s first ever Citizen Science Symposium will take place virtually on Thurs, Sept 29 at 10 am US ET / 14:00 GMT.

  • FlyWire Addons

    FlyWire Addons

    Thanks so much to Flyer and volunteer dev @Krzysztof Kruk for bringing a bunch of amazing new features to FlyWire! This post will act as a central repository for all these addons. Feel free to add as many as you like to FlyWire to improve your proofreading experience!