A (Somewhat) New Solution to the Binding Problem

TitleA (Somewhat) New Solution to the Binding Problem
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBarrett, L., Feldman J., & Dermed L. Mac
Other Numbers1995

To perform automatic, unconscious inference, the human brain must solve the "binding problem" by correctly grouping properties with objects. We propose a connectionist, localist model that uses short signatures, rather than temporal synchrony or other means, to do this binding. The proposed system models our ability to both perform unification and handle multiple instantiations of logical terms, among other things. To verify its feasibility, we simulate our model with a computer program modeling simple, neuron-like computations.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-06-001

Abbreviated Authors

L. Barrett, J. Feldman, and L. M. Dermed

ICSI Research Group


ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report