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From the Phenomenology to the Mechanisms of Consciousness: Integrated Information Theory 3.0

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Integrated information: The information generated by the whole that is irreducible to the information generated by its parts.

Integrated information is quantified by measuring the distance between the cause repertoire specified by the whole mechanism and the partitioned mechanism (the same for the effect repertoire). MIP is the minimum information partition – the partition of the mechanism that makes the least difference to the cause and effect repertoires (indicated by dashed lines in the unfolded system). Partitions are performed by noising connections between the parts (those that cross the dashed lines, see Text S2).

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