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Neural Net Contest Draws Online Crowd

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Science  22 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5500, pp. 2233
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5500.2233b

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When two computational neuroscientists announced an online contest last September to reverse-engineer a simulated set of neurons, neither thought the event would attract much attention beyond a small group of their colleagues. But The New York Times ran an article on the competition, and 25,000 people visited the site. Now, the researchers think they may have found a new method for stimulating scientific communication.