In 2011 the game foldit enabled the masses to solve scientific mysteries by discovering the structure of proteins. Gamers solved an HIV enzyme riddle that had confounded scientists for a decade — in three weeks. There’s a new science game in town, this time focused on understanding the human mind.
“Have you ever wondered why every person is unique? Could it be because our brains are wired differently? Our goal is to test this hypothesis by developing and applying technologies for finding connectomes, maps of connections between neurons.”