International Journal of Physiology, Health and Physical Education
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Information processing in a sensorimotor operation: Atkinson and Shiffrin’s model revisited
Wacław Petryński, Robert Staszkiewicz, Mirosław Szyndera
Authors present the model of memory by Atkinson and Shiffrin as a starting point to a new interpretation and base for new model of information processing in humans. They point to the fact that already in their seminal paper, Atkinson and Shiffrin mentioned about some control processes. Therefore, though they termed specific units of memory “sensory register”, “short term store” and “long term store”, in their model information was not only preserved, but also somehow processed in particular “memory drawers”. The authors of this paper assume that the base of science are facts and observation, but it consists of interpretations and theories. Hence, the same facts may be interpret differently by different scientists. In the paper they present another concept of human memory, less mathematical, but more psychological than that by Atkinson and Shiffrin.