Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Natural solutions to the problem of functional integration

Christian G. Habeck a1 and Ramesh Srinivasan a1
a1 The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121


Current EEG research emphasizes gamma band coherence as a signature of functional integration, that is, the solution to the binding problem. We note that spatial patterns of coherent neural activity are also observed at other EEG frequencies. If these oscillations reflect Nunez's resonant modes, they offer a solution to the binding problem that emerges naturally from the architecture of cortical connections.