- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- List of Abbreviations
- The Contributors
- Compositionality: Its Historic Context
- Composition A Lity In Montague Grammar
- The case for compositionality
- Compositionality Problems and how to Solve Them
- Direct Compositionality
- Semantic Monadicity with Conceptual Polyadicity
- Holism And Compositionality.
- Composition Ality, Flexibility, And Context Dependence
- Compositionality in Kaplan Style Semantics
- Formalizing the relationship between meaning and syntax
- Compositionality and The Context Principle
- Compositionality In Discourse From A Logical Perspective
- Lexical Decomposition In Grammar
- Lexical Decomposition in Modern Syntactic Theory
- Syntax in the Atom
- Co-composition Ality in Grammar
- Typicality and Composition a Lity: the Logic of Combining Vague Concepts
- Emergency!!!! Challenges to a Compositional Understanding of Noun–noun Combinations
- Can Prototype Representations Support Composition And Decomposition?
- Regaining Composure: A Defence Of Prototype Compositionality.
- Simple Heuristics For Concept Combination
- Compositionality and Beyond: Embodied Meaning in Language and Protolanguage
- Compositionality and Linguistic Evolution
- Communication And The complexity of semantics
- Prototypes and their Composition from an Evolutionary Point of View
- Connectionism, Dynamical Cognition, and Non-Classical Compositional Representation
- The Dual-Mechanism Debate
- Compositionality and Biologically Plausible Models
- Neuronal Assembly Models of Compositionality
- Non-Symbolic Compositional Representation and Its Neuronal Foundation: To wards An Emulative Semantics
- The Processing Consequences of Compositionality
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This article reviews theories explaining the formation of neuronal assemblies and the functions that assemblies can have, presents computational models of oscillatory neural networks, and shows how they can carry information. The basic idea of a model, “correlation theory of brain function” is that, within a network of anatomical connections, smaller topological networks—cell assemblies in other words—can develop by means of synaptic modulation. This modulation is supposed to occur on two different timescales. Correlated activation of a set of neurons activates the synaptic connections between these neurons, while uncorrelated activation deactivates them. The correlation theory is neutral with regard to the neurophysiological types of correlated activity. The original idea refers to correlations between irregular spike trains or bursts of single neurons. A special case is the temporal correlation of rhythmic, or oscillatory, activity, which can be observed on the single neuron level as well as on the macroscopic level.
Alexander Maye studied computer science in Dresden and Berlin, where his interest in computational models of vision developed. In his graduate studies he investigated the dynamics of models of neuronal oscillations, and received his Ph.D. in 2002 from the Institute of Technology in Berlin. After working on brain atlases at the Zuse Institute in Berlin, he went to the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf to combine computational modelling and electrophysiological studies of the human brain.
Andreas K. Engel is Professor of Physiology and head of the Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. He studied medicine and philosophy and graduated in medicine at the Technical University Munich in 1987. From 1987 to 1995, he worked as a staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, where he developed a long-standing interest in the dynamics of sensory processing, intermodal and senso-rimotor integration, and theories of perception, action, attention, and consciousness. In 1996, he established an independent group at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research funded by the Heisenberg Program of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2000, he moved to the Research Center Jülich to set up the newly established Cellular Neurobiology Group at the Institute for Medicine. In 2002, he was appointed to the Chair of Neurophysiology at the University Medical Center, Hamburg-Eppendorf.
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