Superbinding: Spatio-temporal oscillatory dynamics

Basar E., Ozgoren M., Basar-Eroglu C., Karakas S.

THEORY IN BIOSCIENCES, vol.121, no.4, pp.371-386, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1078/1431-7613-00067
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-386
  • Keywords: superbinding, binding, oscillatory brain dynamics, delta, theta, alpha and gamma coherence, wavelet entropy, cognition, grandmother percept, brain theory, oscillations, GAMMA, RESPONSES, ALPHA, THETA, CORTEX, SYNCHRONIZATION, PERCEPTION, COHERENCE, STIMULI, SYSTEM
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


This paper presents superbinding, a concept that represents integrative oscillatory dynamics over the time and space axes. Principle of superposition describes integration over the temporal axis; selectively distributed and selectively coherent oscillatory neural populations describe integration over the spatial axis. Integrative activity is a function of the coherences between spatial locations of the brain; these coherences vary according to the type of sensory and or cognitive event and possibly the consciousness state of the species. Complex percepts and integrative activity in general that is achieved by superbinding supported by the neurons-brain theory may replace the Sherringtonian integrative brain function that is achieved through the single neuron doctrine.