About the Authors

Ilya Nemenman
Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Division and Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

Geoffrey D. Lewen
The Hun School of Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

William Bialek
Joseph Henry Laboratories of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

William Bialek
Lewis–Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Rob R. de Ruyter van Steveninck
Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

nemenman@lanl.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The theoretical ideas and experimental methods presented in this paper were developed in close collaboration. IN and WB focused on developing the conceptual framework, implementing statistical tools, and analyzing the data. GL and RR designed the setup and performed the experiments.