Tag: flywire

  • Visual Columns Mapping Challenge

    Visual Columns Mapping Challenge

    If you are good at programming / data analysis / algorithms and like challenges read on! FlyWire is issuing its first Data Challenge. Data Challenge: A wiring diagram of a brain is modeled as a directed graph with weighted edges, where nodes represent neurons and edges represent synaptic connections (weight = # synapses). In this…

  • 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 Winter ’23 Update

    FlyWire Winter ’23 Update

    It’s officially the start of the fall and winter holidays here in the northern hemisphere. Time to break out the hot drinks and relax by the warmth of the computer while you do a little connectome exploration. It’s been a while since we updated the blog (and we’ll try to do this more frequently).ere is…

  • 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…

  • Make Paper Figures in FlyWire

    Make Paper Figures in FlyWire

    FlyWire screenshots can be used in your Drosophila melanogaster publications. Here are some tips to easily set up your scene: Full screen 3D view Hover your cursor over the 3D part of the screen and hit SPACE. SHIFT+Click + Drag allows you to pan the camera. To remove the axis bars, use the keyboard shortcut:…

  • 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…

  • FlyWire Town Hall

    FlyWire Town Hall

    Thanks to everyone who joined the FlyWire Town Hall on Nov 10, 2022. The event included a State of the Connectome (the brain is 87% proofread and we recently surpassed 100,000 neurons!), publication plans, and new tools in development. FlyWire is nearing the end of proofreading and is migrating to a push for annotations. There…

  • 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…