Binding Problem


The binding problem is a concept which is and has been of interest to cognitive scientists, neuroscientists and philosophers alike. In its most basic form, at least one approach to the binding problem asks the question: “How does the brain integrate different aspects of perception into a coherent experience?”, or similarly, “How do we perceive an object as a single entity, while it still appears to possess distinguishable modal characteristics such as shape, colour and texture?”. Ultimately, our current understanding of nervous systems¬†has not yet provided sufficient answers to these questions,¬†or even to whether or not it is the best way to question these aspects of perception.