The binding problem

  title={The binding problem},
  author={Anne Treisman},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  • A. Treisman
  • Published 1 April 1996
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology

Role of the temporal domain for response selection and perceptual binding.

The hypothesis is that synchronization of neuronal discharges can serve for the integration of distributed neurons into cell assemblies and that this process may underlie the selection of perceptually and behaviourally relevant information.

Constraining the neural representation of the visual world

  • S. Edelman
  • Psychology
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 2002

Event files: feature binding in and across perception and action

  • B. Hommel
  • Psychology, Biology
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 2004

Neurophysiological Relevance of Time

This surprising tendency for attributes such as form, color, and movement to be handled by separate structures in the brain immediately raises the question of how all the information is finally

Binding, spatial attention and perceptual awareness

  • L. Robertson
  • Psychology, Biology
    Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • 2003
Findings from the study of abnormal binding — for example, after stroke — and unusual binding — as in synaesthesia — might help to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms that contribute to solving this 'binding problem'.

The binding problem.

  • T. Burwick
  • Psychology
    Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science
  • 2014
The binding problem is reviewed from psychological, neurobiological, and computational perspectives and concentrates on binding of properties in visual perception.

On Feature Binding in Space and Time

This work discusses why feature binding is a problem for the authors' brains despite its seemingly e�ortless resolution in every-day life and demonstrates how it manifests in space and time.

Attention and Binding




Parietal contributions to visual feature binding: evidence from a patient with bilateral lesions

The evidence suggests that a single explanation--an inadequate spatial representation--can account for R.M.'s spatial judgment and feature-binding deficits.

Tests of a temporal theory of attentional binding.

Different features of stimuli present in the field of view appear to be registered in different cortical maps, so there is no tendency for synchronicity of features to cause binding unless the features come from the same location.

Inferior temporal cortex: where visual perception meets memory.

  • Y. Miyashita
  • Biology, Psychology
    Annual review of neuroscience
  • 1993
The neural processes that lead to visual perception and memory, thus subserving the identification of objects, have been assigned to the multi­ synaptic occipito-temporo-limbic projection that

Visual Feature Integration with an Attention Deficit

This hypothesis that the perception of illusory conjunctions of correctly encoded visual features is due to the failure of an attentional process is examined and indicates the crucial function of attention for visual feature integration in normal perception.

Spatial filtering during visual search: evidence from human electrophysiology.

  • S. LuckS. Hillyard
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance
  • 1994
Evidence is provided that this hypothetical filtering process has a neural correlate, the "N2pc" component of the event-related potential waveform, that suggests that attentional filtering occurs in occipital cortex under the control of feedback from higher cortical regions after a preliminary feature-based analysis of the stimulus array.

Binding in models of perception and brain function

  • C. Malsburg
  • Computer Science, Biology
    Current Opinion in Neurobiology
  • 1995

A neurobiological model of visual attention and invariant pattern recognition based on dynamic routing of information

A biologically plausible model of an attentional mechanism for forming position- and scale-invariant representations of objects in the visual world that respects key neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, and psychophysical data relating to attention, and it makes a variety of experimentally testable predictions.