Temporal binding and the neural correlates of sensory awareness

  title={Temporal binding and the neural correlates of sensory awareness},
  author={A. Engel and W. Singer},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • A. Engel, W. Singer
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • Theories of binding have recently come into the focus of the consciousness debate. In this review, we discuss the potential relevance of temporal binding mechanisms for sensory awareness. Specifically, we suggest that neural synchrony with a precision in the millisecond range may be crucial for conscious processing, and may be involved in arousal, perceptual integration, attentional selection and working memory. Recent evidence from both animal and human studies demonstrates that specific… CONTINUE READING
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