The Open Connectome Project: Reverse Engineering the Brain One Synapse at a Time
A brain is perhaps the most complex object in the known universe for its size. This means that everywhere we look, we see beautiful complexity. To ensure that anybody with internet access can see these data, we developed the Open Connectome Project. We currently host ~250TB of brain imaging data, ranging across spatiotemporal scales and species. I will discuss various datasets we are hosting, show images and movies thereof, and talk about open scientific questions that these data make feasible to answer for the first time. If there is time, we will also discuss our download service and API for interacting with the data.