Paint brain neurons in 3D
Follow the winding path of a nerve cell through the brain and help scientists comb out the complex network of links.
PLAY: The human brain consists of some 100 billion neurons – or nerve cells – that ramify in a network of billions of links. Mapping out all neurons is a huge project, and consequently, scientists have scanned an entire sliced brain at a high resolution and developed a game, in which you have to colour the neurons. More than 250,000 people have played the game, and their results have been used to map out the nerve links of vision.
The nerve cells of the brain make up a network with billions of links.
2D cross section of the brain 3D cross section of the brain By rotating the cube, you can see the cross section of the brain from all sides. Coloured neuron Scroll to move up and down the brain.