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Volume: The units into which the 3D image of the whole sample is divided are the volumes, and each volume overlaps with its neighbors. The size of one of these volumes is 4.1 x4.1 x5.6 microns or 4100x4100x5600 nm. (As you look at your computer screen's resolution, one voxel, the smallest unit, represents an area approximately equal to 16.5x16.5x23 nm.) Each of these volumes contain sections of dendrites from hundreds of neurons. In order to manage this complexity, players trace one cell at a time as it passes through these spaces. Out of one volume many cubes with individual identification numbers are created, one for each of the different neurons passing through that volume or space in the dataset.