Memory Binding

Mario Amore Cecchini, Sergio Della Sala

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To bind fragments of information together is one essential function of the brain. This integration involves different processes, such as conjunctive and relational binding. Conjunctive binding refers to the ability to integrate features into a unique representation, while relational binding refers to the ability to associate different stimuli. Here we discuss the differences between these types of binding and their implications for research and clinical use. In addition, we discuss how temporary conjunctive binding of surface features, such as binding colors and shapes as one unique object, can be useful in aiding the diagnostic of Alzheimer's Disease.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience
EditorsSergio Della Sala
PublisherElsevier Science
ISBN (Print)9780128196410
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021


  • conjunctive binding
  • conjunctive memory binding
  • relational binding
  • relational memory binding
  • memory binding
  • temporary memory binding
  • working memory
  • preclinical Alzheimer's disease
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • hippocampus


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