<> "The repository administrator has not yet configured an RDF license."^^ . <> . . "The What and Why of Binding: The Modeler's Perspective"^^ . "In attempts to formulate a computational understanding of brain function,\none of the fundamental concerns is the data structure by which the brain\nrepresents information. For many decades, a conceptual framework has\ndominated the thinking of both brain modelers and neurobiologists. That\nframework is referred to here as \"classical neural networks.\" It is well\nsupported by experimental data, although it may be incomplete. A\ncharacterization of this framework will be offered in the next section.\n \nDifficulties in modeling important functional aspects of the brain on the\nbasis of classical neural networks alone have led to the recognition that\nanother, general mechanism must be invoked to explain brain function. That\nmechanism I call \"binding.\" Binding by neural signal synchrony had been\nmentioned several times in the liter ature (Lege┬┤ndy, 1970; Milner, 1974)\nbefore it was fully formulated as a general phenomenon (von der Malsburg,\n1981). Although experimental evidence for neural syn chrony was soon found,\nthe idea was largely ignored for many years. Only recently has it become a\ntopic of animated discussion. In what follows, I will summarize the nature\nand the roots of the idea of binding, especially of temporal binding, and\nwill discuss some of the objec tions raised against it.\n"^^ . "1999-09" . . . "24" . "1" . . "Neuron"^^ . . . . . . . . "Christoph"^^ . "von der Malsburg"^^ . "Christoph von der Malsburg"^^ . . . . . . "The What and Why of Binding: The Modeler's Perspective (Postscript)"^^ . . . . . . "cvdm.ps"^^ . . . "The What and Why of Binding: The Modeler's Perspective (Image (PNG))"^^ . . . . . . "preview.png"^^ . . . "The What and Why of Binding: The Modeler's Perspective (PDF)"^^ . . . . . . . . . "cvdm.pdf"^^ . . . "The What and Why of Binding: The Modeler's Perspective (Indexer Terms)"^^ . . . . . . "indexcodes.txt"^^ . . "HTML Summary of #1488 \n\nThe What and Why of Binding: The Modeler's Perspective\n\n" . "text/html" . . . "Computational Neuroscience" . . . "Dynamical Systems" . . . "Neural Nets" . . . "Neural Modelling" . . . "Philosophy of Mind" . .