About the Authors
- Tatyana Sharpee
- Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical Biology and Laboratory of Computational Neurobiology, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America
- William Bialek
- Joseph Henry Laboratories of Physics, Lewis–Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, The Princeton Center for Theoretical Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Wrote the paper: WB TS. Other: Derived the general equation for optimal decision boundaries: WB TS. Found and analyzed specific solutions for several example probability distributions: WB TS.