The feature-binding problem is an ill-posed problem

  title={The feature-binding problem is an ill-posed problem},
  author={Vincent Di Lollo},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
The binding problem arises when visual features (colour, orientation), said to be coded in independent brain modules, are to be integrated into unitary percepts. I argue that binding is an ill-posed problem, because those modules are now known to code jointly for multiple features, rendering the feature-binding issue moot. A hierarchical reentrant system explains the emergence of coherent visual objects from primitive features. An initial feed-forward sweep activates many high-level perceptual… CONTINUE READING
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