The human brain is facing a continuous stream of stimulus information delivered by multiple modalities and sensory channels and processed in distinct cortical regions. We discuss recent empirical and theoretical developments in addressing the question of how this distributed information is integrated into coherent representations (the so-called binding problem) with an emphasis on the principles and constraints underlying the integration of multiple (rather than redundant) features across different sensory modalities and across perception and action planning.
KühnS.KeizerA.ColzatoL. S.RomboutsS. A. R. B.HommelB. (2011).
The neural underpinnings of event-file management: evidence for stimulus-induced activation of, and competition among stimulus-response bindingsJ. Cognit. Neurosci.23896–904.
ZmigrodS.de SonnevilleL. M.ColzatoL. S.SwaabH.HommelB. (in press).
Cognitive control of feature bindings: evidence from children with autistic spectrum disorderPsycholog. Res.; published online in 2011: DOI: 10.1007/s00426-011-0399-3.