About the Authors

Josh Merel

jsmerel@gmail.com

Affiliation Neurobiology and Behavior Program, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Donald M. Pianto

Affiliations Statistics Department, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Statistics Department, University of Brasília, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

John P. Cunningham

Affiliation Statistics Department, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Liam Paninski

Affiliation Statistics Department, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JM JPC LP. Performed the experiments: JM. Analyzed the data: JM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JM DMP JPC LP. Wrote the paper: JM DMP JPC LP.