Components of the information breakdown. This figure shows a schematic representation of the terms of the information breakdown of Ref. . The information breakdown takes the joint mutual information I(S; R) and breaks it down into the sum of two terms: I
(the sum of information carried by each element of the response array) and syn (the amount of synergistic information). The synergy can be further broken down into the terms Isig-simand I
which highlight the effect of different modes of correlation. Isig-simquantifies the impact of signal correlations on the total information, while I
quantifies the effect of noise correlation. The term I
is finally broken down into Icor-indand Icor-dep, which describe the effects of stimulus-independent and stimulus-dependent correlations respectively.