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Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Reconstructing Reality

How the brain makes sense of it all


My brain from ear to ear

Our brains create for us a coherent representation of the everday world by combining inputs from our sense organs. How does the brain solve the so-called "binding problem", managing to correctly put together the right bits of sensory information? Here are some interesting examples to demonstrate that binding is indeed a problem for the brain, but one that it solves very well - well, most of the time anyway.