Updated on 14 August 2014
140000 people are currently playing Eye wire, says KT
Singapore: South Korea based KT, a top fixed line operator in Korea, said that it would participate in the Human Connectome Project, which aims to map the brain's neuron structure in cooperation with Mr Sebastian Seung, professor of neuroscience at Princeton University.
The project, considered as one of the largest scientific endeavors, aims at studying the architecture of 100 billion neurons in the brain, through a game called ‘Eye Wire'.
Mr Seung, at a press conference at the KT headquarters in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul said, "We have developed a game-Eye wire that can map the 3D structure of brain neurons."
Mr Hwang Chang-gyu, chief executive officer of KT said that KT would sponsor the brain mapping game, eye wire developed by Professor Seung.
Mr Seung added that no specific scientific background was needed to play the game and that anybody could play the game and help the EyeWire team based at the MIT Lab. He added that 140,000 people from 145 countries were currently mapping the retinal nerve of a rat, having revealed 85 neuron structures out of 348 nerve cells in a specific area of the retinal nerve.