Players of the popular online brain mapping game Eyewire have assisted in identifying six new neuron types, researchers report.
NYU and FAS researchers have developed a new, interactive website that allows users to ask professionals about COVID-19. If a user has a specific question, they can submit it to a crowdsourced network of doctors and researchers. Questions are currently answered within hours, but as the network grows, it is hoped the timeframe will be shorter. The service will also be available on Amazon's Alexa by the end of the week.
Crowdsourced project identifies eight common genetic mutations which appear to age the brain by an average of three years, a new study reports.
Researchers use data shared by people who purchased their genetic profiles via online services to identify 15 genome sites linked to depression in people with European ancestry.
Georgia Tech researchers are using 3D printing, plastic-lined table cloths, and an array of other items to craft personal protective equipment that can be used by healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. The team will share the designs for free, allowing for crowdsourcing of DIY protective gear.
Teams of data scientists use crowdsourcing to analyze recordings of electrical activity in the brains of people and dogs before and during seizures.
Researchers have designed crowdsourcing frameworks that combine the best qualities of machine learning and human intelligence, in order to allow distributed groups of workers to perform complicated cognitive tasks.