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Research Article

Fly Photoreceptors Demonstrate Energy-Information Trade-Offs in Neural Coding

  • Jeremy E Niven,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

    ¤ Current address: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama

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  • John C Anderson,

    Affiliation: Biology and Environmental Science, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

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  • Simon B Laughlin mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: s.laughlin@zoo.cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 20, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050116

About the Authors

Jeremy E Niven, Simon B Laughlin
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
John C Anderson
Biology and Environmental Science, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: s.laughlin@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JEN, JCA, and SBL conceived and designed the experiments. JEN and JCA performed the experiments. JEN, JCA, and SBL analysed the data. JCA contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. JEN, JCA, and SBL wrote the paper.