About the Authors

Reto Wyss

Affiliations Institute of Neuroinformatics, University/ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland , Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology, Pasadena, California, United States of America

Peter König

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: pkoenig@uos.de

Affiliations Institute of Neuroinformatics, University/ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland , Institute of Cognitive Science, University Osnabrück, Neurobiopsychologie, Osnabrück, Germany

Paul F. M. J Verschure

Affiliations Institute of Neuroinformatics, University/ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland , ICREA and Technology Department, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RW, PK, and PFMJV conceived and designed the experiments. RW performed the experiments and analyzed the data. RW, PK, and PFMJV wrote the paper.