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)!
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
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
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 […]
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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.
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!
A Walk Through the FlyWire Lightbulb Menu
FlyWire’s Lightbulb Menu is home to a number of useful functions. Let’s check them out.
To trace, or not to trace? How to know when your cell is finished
How perfect is too perfect? Let’s go over some tricks and tips to decide when it’s time to stop proofreading.
FlyWire Help: What will my cell look like?
Take a look at the morphology of cells in the optical column, the area of the fly brain we are reconstructing.