Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary
Quartz & Sejnowski: Cognitive development

Binding by synchronisation: A task-dependence hypothesis


Guido Bugmann a1
a1 School of Computing, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, United Kingdom gbugmann@soc.plym.ac.uk www.tech.plym.ac.uk/soc/staff/guidbugm/bugmann.htm

Abstract

Binding needs to be task dependent, and cannot usefully be driven by properties of the stimulus alone. However, task dependent binding can only take place after the patterns in a stimulus have been identified. Thus pattern recognition needs to be done prior to binding. Synchronisation may be a consequence of pattern recognition and can be used to localise the pattern and tag its attributes at different levels of information processing.