Synergy, redundancy, and independence in population codes.

  title={Synergy, redundancy, and independence in population codes.},
  author={Elad Schneidman and William Bialek and Michael J. Berry},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={23 37},
A key issue in understanding the neural code for an ensemble of neurons is the nature and strength of correlations between neurons and how these correlations are related to the stimulus. The issue is complicated by the fact that there is not a single notion of independence or lack of correlation. We distinguish three kinds: (1) activity independence; (2) conditional independence; and (3) information independence. Each notion is related to an information measure: the information between cells… CONTINUE READING
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